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The Texas State Teachers Association is calling on Governor Greg Abbott to allow schools to impose mask orders when students return to class in the fall.

The association noted that educators are “eager” to return to the classroom, but the “pandemic is still dangerous.”

The group of teachers want the governor to remove his ban on mask mandates, allowing individual districts to decide for themselves if masks should be required when they reopen in the fall.

COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to climb across the country as the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads.

Back in May, Governor Abbott issued an executive order to stop counties, cities and schools from enforcing mask mandates. His decision at the time led to backlash on Twitter.

Recent Centers for Disease Control guidelines for K-12 Schools recommends masks should be worn indoors for those not vaccinated for COVID.

Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (age 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated. Consistent and correct mask use by people who are not fully vaccinated is especially important indoors and in crowded settings, when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Wait. Did I read that right? 2-year-olds? A 2-year-old needs a mask? I cannot speak from experience, but I cannot imagine it is easy to get a mask on a 2-year-old, let alone keep a mask on a 2-year-old.

Are 2-year old's even getting sick? I have not read reports where they are the problem with the spread of COVID. If there is any science or data that says 2-year old’s are spreaders of COVID, I have not seen it.

I think Democrats flying to DC in a plane close together are more of a super spreader than 2-year old’s.


So, San Angelo, what do you think of the Texas Teachers Association calling for Governor Abbott to let schools require mask mandates? Tell us about your opinion on Facebook or chat with us on our station app.

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