The summer outbreak of the Coronavirus’ delta strain, a highly contagious and dangerous variant, has greatly disturbed the beginning of the school year in several parts of the United States Monday when hundreds of thousands of kids came back to school – parents, governors, and administrators came into a conflict over whether face masks should be mandatory.
The disturbance ruled in many Texas school districts as the Supreme Court halted face mask requirements in two of the largest districts of the state, ahead of the first day of school in Dallas. A justice of Arizona supported, at least provisionally, a face mask requirement in Phoenix, Arizona, in spite of a novel state constitution restricting such measures.
School authorities are determined to make up lost ground as repeated and significant disturbances, in the first year of the pandemic, Coronavirus left hundreds of thousands of students behind in their education, particularly those communities of color.
The CDC recommended face masks for school children
The United States CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) suggested face masks for school children, teachers, and staff.
Monday’s clashes have played out bigger than in Texas state, where some districts’ schools and counties have imposed face mask measures, and others withdrew restrictions as school resumes after the court ruling of Sunday.
The directive by the highest court of the state, completely encompassed of selected judges from Republicans, stops face mask mandates that county heads in San Antonio and Dallas (managed by Democrats) imposed restrictions as new cases rose.
On Monday, school regulators in Dallas described that face masks were still mandated on districts property, and visitors aren’t permitted in school. Moreover, the Harris County and Austin school district even mentioned that their face mask requirements for schools will have remained in effect.
In a tweet, Dallas County’s official described that the Supreme Court ruling didn’t hit his face mask directive and that it will have remained in place.
Clay Jenkins, Dallas County justice, said that they are at war on behalf of dads and moms and kids against fatal Coronavirus, and he sure wishes the Governor would join their side in the war.