Education

All schools must stay masked until January 18

By Guy Page
Masks will be required in Vermont public schools until January 18 regardless of whether the school has reached 80% vaccination, Agency of Education Secretary Dan French said today at Gov. Scott’s press briefing.

When school opened in August, mandatory masking was expected to last just a few weeks. Schools that reached 80% eligible student vaccination would then allow unmasking of vaccinated students. However, high case counts have led officials to postpone the date.

The impending Emergency Use Authorization approval of a vaccine for children five and over also prompted today’s decision. “We want to make good progress with vaccinating children in the coming months,” French said. Also, “We want to get through the holiday period….we think it’s prudent to delay our masking recommendations until after the holidays, period.”

Under guidelines to be released this afternoon, players of school-based winter sports will need to be vaccinated. (Unvaccinated players may participate in practices as antigen testing becomes available.) Spectators, coaches and officials must mask. Some sports will require player masking, others will not. Sports that require upside-down physical inversion – wrestling, gymnastics, dance – won’t require masks because of the danger of masks slipping over the athlete’s eyes.

Health Commissioner Mark Levine said his department is ramping up for mass vaccination of children.

“We’re actively planning clinics and working with pediatricians while we wait for the authorization of the vaccine,” Levine said. Vaccination will reduce interruptions in school learning and reduce transmission to adults, he said.

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  1. And the absurdity continues… this is about control not health.. injecting children with this poison is pure and simple child abuse.. lets keep following the puppy killer Fauci… lemmings / idiots

  2. January 18th huh ? If there is one thing that should have been learned since this pandemic broke out it is that deadlines are made to be broken……..

  3. I hope parents take note that last year, their children could participate in sports with masks on, no vaccine. Now, after almost two full years of data showing the 0-19 age category has less than a 0.05% chance of becoming serious ill or dying from COVID, their children MUST BE vaccinated now to participate. Willl you tel your child they are no longer able to participate in sports? Will you vaccinate your child to allow their participation, never mind the lack of long-term data for children on their reproductive organs or anything else? Or will you, parents, finally stand up and not let the Statw tell you what your should put into your child’s body in order to normally participate in society?

    As they take more freedoms, and as you comply more, things will never go back to what it was. We are on a trajectory towards more government control unless people stand up and say no. Are your children worth it? Or do you find yourself silent once more as they arrive knocking on doors for a new group to take?

    • A BIG AMEN!!!! I AGREE 100% THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTROL AND UNTIL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT NOTHING WILL CHANGE.

  4. So we are clear, the masks won’t go away this year and prob not next. So what can parents do? Get a backbone and pull your kids.

  5. So where did this date, Jan 18, 2022, come from? Is there scientific evidence that masks will work between now and then? Is Jan 18th a magic date? Or is it just disgusting and abusive politics that pleases the democrats, who love seeing children suffocate and suffer? I’ll bet they also love watching Fauci’s puppies being tortured.

  6. Their words are so EMPTY!!

    We can always count on Scott, Levine and French to be true to form as our feckless, cowardly, so-called leaders who give in to the emotional mantra.

    Parents need to STAND UP FOR THEIR CHILDREN and JOIN TOGETHER saying, NO MORE!

    Please read the report linked below before you allow your children to receive the Covid Shot.

    American Scientists Confirm Covid Shot Ingredients
    https://rightsfreedoms.wordpress.com/2021/09/02/american-scientists-confirm-toxic-graphene-oxide-and-more-in-covid-injections/

  7. Another date – another lie – how many more? This will go on forever because after 20 months of this collosal BS – where is the line in the sand?

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