Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-07-25 15:53:33 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) — More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition to revive Maskman Date at Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Parents of some metro schools say they want to reinstate their obligations to mask, especially as new delta variants of the coronavirus continue to spread.
“Tennessee is one of the countries with the lowest vaccine intake in the United States, and the people of Tennessee are vulnerable,” said Dr. Mary Creek Burns, parent of the Metro School.
Some parents say another concern is that students bring the virus back to their families.
Metroschool parent Fanny Son Welan said, “Children can give it to grandmas and grandpas who may not have been vaccinated on weekends, even if they are vaccinated. I’m exposed. ” I don’t know what will happen so take a look. “
Daniel Stafford’s 7-year-old is about to begin his second year at Rockland Elementary School.
He tells me that masks are the best way to protect the community until the children have the option of being vaccinated.
“What we know is very close to getting approval for children to get vaccinated within a few months,” said Stafford. “Unless the first best option is available, the second best. I would like to take measures for this. “
The Metro Nashville Public School has announced a COVID policy for the 2021-22 academic year stating that masks are optional, but encouraged the next academic year.
At a distance of at least 3 feet, social distance is also encouraged, and students over the age of 12 are encouraged to be vaccinated.
Dr. Burns believes this is not enough. She would like to thank Dr. Battle and members of the MNPS Board of Education for strengthening students to ensure school safety in grades 20-21 during the COVID pandemic, but this year as well Take measures, delta variant.
Dr. Burns wants to encourage MNPS to give an overview of the transparent metrics they follow and the metrics that trigger mask mandates in MNPS.
Metro Nashville Public School begins on August 10th.
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