DC Mayor Still Requires Mask Mandates for Children

DC Mayor Still Requires Mask Mandates for Children

(RepublicanDaily.org) – As we venture into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are still deeply divided on the subject of mandates. Some leaders think mask and vaccine requirements remain necessary, while others think they just represent government overreach. Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser is firmly in the former camp.

On Monday, February 14, Bowser announced she was lifting the rule requiring DC residents to wear masks in indoor establishments (such as gyms, restaurants, and grocery stores) effective from the beginning of next month. However, she’s not getting rid of mask mandates completely.

Bowser revealed that face coverings will continue to be necessary in a range of other settings, including in schools. This means children in Washington, DC, will continue to have to wear masks in school until further notice. Other locations in which DC residents will still need to mask up include healthcare facilities, public transport vehicles, and some government buildings.

Muriel Bowser isn’t the only Democrat who still favors draconian mask rules. President Joe Biden is maintaining federal rules forcing children to wear masks on school buses despite the fact many state leaders are abolishing these kinds of policies.

Do you think it’s time we waved goodbye to mask mandates once and for all?

Copyright 2022, RepublicanDaily.org