Public School Brings Back Old Precautions Amid Cases

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An elementary school in a Washington DC suburb in Maryland has decided to impose a mask mandate, according to a letter to parents posted online.

Rosemary Hills Elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland, sent a letter home to parents informing them of updated mask requirements after some of the children tested positive for COVID-19.

The mask rules are for third graders for a school that serves kids from pre-kindergarten through grade 3.

“Three or more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in [redacted] class in the past 10 days. We are taking the following steps to keep our school environment as safe as possible for in-person teaching and learning,” the letter said.

“Additional N95 masks have been distributed and students and staff in identified classes or activities will be required to mask while in school for the next 10 days, except while eating or drinking,” School Principal Rebecca Irwin Kennedy wrote. “Masks will become optional again following the 10-day period.”

Travis claimed that the mandate was for third graders but the school website states they serve kids with pre-kindergarten through second grade.

Public health MSNBC commentator Vin Gupta recommends that everyone over six months of age should get boosted against COVID.

“All of us need boosters … at six months of age and up,” Gupta said. “We’re gonna have boosters by the end of this month, hopefully, and those will protect — we believe very strongly — against these new versions of the virus.”