It Has Come To This: Schools Failing Kids For Not Wearing Masks

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 23 December 2021 12:00

A private school in New York City is under fire for its stringent mask requirements for students in its Middle and Upper divisions.

According to an email sent to parents and posted on social media, Horace Mann School in the Bronx will ask students to wear face-coverings "appropriately" or risk being banned.

Students who fail to wear face masks in the proper fashion "will be sent home without access to remote instruction for the duration of a two-day suspension," the email states.

No student at Horace Mann School is approved to participate in in-person instruction without a mask. The email announced that every student understands or appreciates why masks must cover an individual's mouth and nose.

"At HM, mask noncompliance for students is intentional noncompliance," according to the email. "In almost every instance, non-compliant students already know who they are."

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The school noted that the new "aggressive" mask policy would extend to co-curricular and interscholastic events.

"There will be no debating whether a prompt was once, twice, or thrice, if you need to be told to wear your mask appropriately, you will spend two days at home, and if it occurs a second time, you are telling me that HM is not the school for you," the email read.

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Meanwhile, it seems like many states refuse to issue mask mandates.

The newest New York state mandate took effect Monday, with masks required in all indoor public places unless the businesses or venues enforce a vaccine requirement.

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Under the mandate, businesses can either require evidence of vaccination for entry or guarantee all patrons two years and older wear a mask. Violators could face civil and criminal penalties, including a maximum fine of $1,000.

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Some municipalities, though, have promised not to enforce it.

Governor Kathy Hochul argues returning to masks is about defending New Yorkers from COVID and its variants, particularly heading into the holiday season.

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Health specialists think that the prevailing surge in COVID is being fed partly by colder weather, which is driving people indoors, and the Delta variant and the Omicron variant, which are both spreading.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city would implement the mandate in a "cooperative way," emphasizing educating and working with business owners.

"We don't want to penalize people unless there is overt resistance and unwillingness to cooperate, and that's very, very rare," de Blasio stated at a news briefing.

Hochul admitted enforcement of the new mask and vaccine mandates are up to the counties and cautioned that a relatively small number of them are not complying.

"We have left this to the counties to enforce," she announced. "We hope that counties will enforce it. We expect they will. We hope they will. It's in the best interest of public health."

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