They’re tracking our kids with ankle monitors.
They’re isolating our kids from their friends.
They’re shaming them for not keeping a proper distance from their 5-year-old friend.
They’re putting them in COVID rooms.
They’re making our kids feel like monsters for wanting to take off their sweaty masks on 90+ degree days.
And we’re letting it all happen without a fight.
Parents have willingly turned over decisions that affect the physical, social and mental health of their children to both elected and unelected officials across America.
We’ve been saying it for years.
We’ve been telling parents to pay attention.
These people are coming for your kids—and they know what’s best for them. They know better than you.
Only moments ago, the Oakland County Health Department, (Michigan’s second-largest county) announced that approximately 210,000 children will be forced to wear a mask while in school.
BREAKING: Oakland County Health Division declares emergency health order requiring mask wearing in all daycares, elementary, middle, vocational and high schools in the county.
— Dustin P. Walsh (@dustinpwalsh) August 24, 2021
Did parents have any input into the decision made by these unelected health officials? The answer is no. Did school superintendents have any input into the decision to mandate masks? The answer is no. Should unelected health officials have this kind of power for a virus that has a .0673% fatality rate since it was first brought here from China over 18 months ago?
To put it into perspective, according to the CDC 335 children between 0-17 have died of COVID. In that same 18-month time period, a total of 49,725 children ages 0-17 have died from all causes. But unfortunately, there is no mask that magically cures obesity or diabetes.
School superintendents in Oakland County praised the decision by the Oakland County Health Department to mandate masks because they say it takes the onus off them to make the unpopular decision to mandate masks.
Detroit News – Steve Matthews, superintendent of Novi Community Schools, which had recommended masks but did not require them, said he welcomes the decision by county health officials.
“It’s a very positive thing that Oakland County health stepped up and issued this,” Matthews said. “They were putting superintendents in a position to justify why they were or were not issuing a mandate in their district, and superintendents should not be put in that decision — it’s a health department issue.”
Matthews said while his community was divided on the issue with some families wanting a mandate and others wanting the freedom to choose, “Now it helps us move forward.”
A mother of a disabled student is glad kids are being forced to wear masks because her daughter can now feel comfortable going back to school.
Detroit News – Sarah May-Seward said she was immediately relieved to hear that the county emergency order means her daughter’s district, Huron Valley Schools, is now forced to institute a mask policy.
The order now means her 17-year-old daughter, Gabbi, who has disabilities and health challenges, can safely attend school. May-Seward had planned to keep Gabbi home this school year.
“I am extremely happy with this decision, and I’m thankful the Oakland County Health Division decided to put this in place,” May-Seward said.
We’re sorry for Sarah’s daughter, but should over 210,000 kids be forced to wear masks to school all day to make her feel comfortable?