The movement to unmask America’s children is winning this week as a wave of governors, including Democrats, have announced an end to mask mandates in schools.
Four Democrat governors have just announced plans to end controversial mask mandates for schools in the coming weeks.
Gov. Ned Lamont, D-Conn., revealed the state of Connecticut will end their mask mandate for schools on Feb. 28. Similarly, Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., announced his mask mandate for schools will end March 7. And Govs. John Carney, D-Del., and Kate Brown, D-Ore., both announced their mask mandates for schools will end March 31.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin, R-Va., commented Wednesday on the wave of governors who have announced an end to school mask mandates.
Youngkin said, “Our kids deserve the chance to live their lives, so it’s good to see Oregon, Connecticut, Delaware, & New Jersey taking steps to return to normalcy.” The governor added, “Governors across the country are leading the way by revisiting universal mask mandates for kids in schools.”
The Virginia Supreme Court dismissed a challenge earlier this week against Youngkin’s Executive Order 2, which prohibits schools from imposing mask mandates on students.
Youngkin celebrated this victory for freedom, saying, “We are pleased by the dismissal. We will continue to protect the rights of parents to make decisions regarding their child’s health, education, upbringing, and care.”
Republicans have lobbied for an end to school mask mandates for months, while Democrat leaders have been slow to remove restrictions and allow individuals to make their own choices. Now, however, it appears the Democrats are ready to start lifting Covid regulations.
Many conservatives are beginning to question the motive for the sudden announcement of Democrats reversing their Covid-19 policies. In a tweet, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, shared a CNN interview with the former Baltimore Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, commenting, “Something changed, but it wasn’t the science. It was the politics.”
The timing of the policy change has certainly left Americans with questions, especially with campaign season around the corner.