Well, it’s official our governor just announced our state will require masks to worn when schools reopen next month and it’s just one more reason I plan to homeschool.
Let me start by saying, I am very PRO mask. In fact, if you aren’t, I really think you are a selfish person. Sorry, but this isn’t a political debate, it’s science and science says wear the dang mask.
Now that we got that out of the way, I do believe masks in schools are necessary and I truly believe that requiring them is a good idea.
I simply cannot in good faith, send my children to school having to wear masks all day.
Because wearing masks isn’t comfortable.
Yes, I know they aren’t meant to be comfortable or fashionable. They are meant to protect lives and again, I’m 100% all for that.
But I also know my kids. They will be pulling, tugging, moving that mask around all day and it just won’t work.
They will continue to adjust their masks, itch, and they will basically be useless.
Here’s the thing, masks are great a idea but I truly think if states really wanted to make a better decision for all – focus heavily on remote learning at least for this school year.
I realize remote learning isn’t something all parents can do but with the way the pandemic has gone so far, there are many ways we can work around that.
We literally JUST had a pandemic announced a mere 3.5 months ago and things aren’t better. In fact, our state alone is seeing 700+ cases a day. And yes, there are deaths.
Things are only going to get worse when Fall and Winter come so I don’t see how we can in good faith open public schools and cram kids and teachers into tiny classrooms. They are basically giant petri dishes.
Bottom line is, I believe masks are a great idea. But I don’t think they solve the problem at hand.
For that reason (among many), I’ll be homeschooling for the first time ever in my life. I am going to need lots of luck and coffee!
Oh, and in case you are wondering, I am in Utah. Our Gov. Gary Herbert announced today that masks will be required for all students, faculty, staff and visitors in K-12 school buildings in Utah and on school buses.
So, what do you think? Will you send your kids back to school if masks are required?