A Maryland public elementary school sparked outrage for reimplementing mask requirements for some of its students after a small number of kids tested positive for COVID-19.

Rosemary Hills Elementary School, located in a Washington D.C. suburb, reinstated the authoritative requirements after ‘three or more individuals’ tested positive in the last 10 days.

Principal Rebecca Irwin Kennedy sent a letter to parents of children in a particular classroom saying that “students and staff in identified classes or activities will be required to mask while in school for the next 10 days, except while eating or drinking. Masks will become optional again following the 10 day period.”

Outkick founder Clay Travis obtained the letter and shared it in a X post with over 5.6 million views as of this writing.

“A DC area elementary school — Montgomery County, Maryland — is reinstating a mask mandate — N95’s — for third graders over a few kids testing positive for covid. Here’s the letter. They’re coming with masks for your kids again. Get ready. Read this insanity,” Travis wrote.


“While Travis wrote that the mask rules were intended for third-graders, the school serves children in pre-kindergarten through second grade, according to its website,” Fox News writes.

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The principal said that at-home rapid tests kits will be sent home and encouraged parents to be on the lookout for COVID symptoms.

“At-home rapid test kits will be sent home and made available for students,” Kennedy states, giving the guidance from the CDC that testing should be done, “5 days after an exposure (starting day 6),” or at such time as symptoms occur.

The principal concluded her letter to parents, saying that following the newly reinstated mask rules to “ensure that staff and students remain healthy for in-person learning.”

In an email to Fox News, Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Christopher Cram said the mask requirement affects just the single classroom of students and will expire on Monday, Sept. 11.

“Our practice of recommending or requiring masking during confirmed outbreaks is the same as last year, and is in the reopening guide, mentioned in the back to school letter, and on our COVID website,” Cram wrote. “We followed this process last year and found it useful during COVID outbreak winter season in preventing local spread.”

Travis later posted a correction, stating it’s a kindergarten classroom.

“DO NOT COMPLY!!!” Donald Trump Jr. responded.

“This is crazy. Rest assured that as long as I’m Governor, Arkansas will not force our kids to wear masks in school,” Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.


“Not going to happen in Texas,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.

“Never again,” Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) commented.

“If you want to voluntarily wear a mask, fine, but leave our kids the h*** alone,” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said.

“I guess this wasn’t ‘alt right misinformation’ after all,” Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) commented.

This follows Infowars’ Alex Jones saying two federal agents warned him about the gradual return of COVID-19 restrictions.

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