The cascading wave of COVID masks mandate rule modifications has swept into Washington D.C. the place Mayor Muriel Bowser isn’t prepared to incorporate children in her large modifications. Bowser introduced Monday that town’s indoor masks mandate — together with bars and eating places will expire February 28.
While there’s euphoria over that information, Bowser isn’t fully able to loosen her grip on the COVID period. Schoolchildren will nonetheless be required to masks up.
“Because of that diligence that we have seen since the height of omicron wave entered the district in December, cases have dropped more than 90% and there has been a 95% reduction in hospitalizations,” Bowser stated throughout a press convention. “We are in a much better place now.”
BREAKING: Washington, D.C. to finish vaccine and masks mandatespic.twitter.com/rh8wUiEZ3L
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 14, 2022
But what in regards to the faculties the place children are nonetheless sporting no matter their mother and father give you. In January, the Washington Post reported that KN95 masks have been distributed to D.C. faculties, however the masks went to lecturers and employees. Kids have been disregarded.
One instructor who obtained a KN95 masks advised the Post that she deliberate to do fundraising to get KN95 masks for her college students.
“We continue to work with our school communities over what they think it will take to keep kids safe and in school,” Bowser stated Monday. “We thought that our last group of little ones would have access to the vaccine in February. It turns out it’s going to be sometime later. So I don’t think that we’re going to have a decision about schools sometime soon.”
On March 1, masks will proceed to be required at numerous areas, together with faculties. pic.twitter.com/c8Fwfy15sk
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) February 14, 2022