Schools across America bring back Covid MASKS in classrooms amid rise in infections - in call back...
A flurry of schools across America are reinstating mask mandates amid a surge in positive Covid tests.
Kinterbish Junior High School in Alabamaasked all students, staff and visitors to start wearing face masks on its grounds 'due to the slow raise of Covid cases in the area.'
And aMarylandelementary school has sparked outragethis week after saying students must don thick N95 masks for 10 days,despite only a handful of schoolkids testing positive for Covid.
Meanwhile, Talladega City School district in Alabama urged students to wear masks but stressed they are 'encouraged but not required.'
The new calls for masks are a throwback to the dark days of the pandemic and come despite the growing body of evidence that masks were not only not very effective at preventing the spread of the virus but alsohampered children's learning, social interactions and natural immunity to other infections.
Kinterbish Junior High School, in Cuba, Alabama, has around 120 students aged between five and 14, whileTalladegaCity Schools district has 1,792 students aged four to 18.