Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-14 16:05:04 –
Columbia, South Carolina (WCBD) – Two South Carolina lawmakers are calling for an urgent session to abolish the state’s masking conditions. This prohibits schools from using state funds to enforce mask requirements.
Calls for emergency sessions arise as COVID-19 surges across the state, effectively forcing many school districts to learn due to virus exposure and quarantine.
Many schools that switched to virtual learning came in the first month of the 2021-22 school year.
Republican Senator Katrina Shealy and Republican MP Jermaine Johnson said after calling for an emergency session:
“When the House and Senate passed Proviso 1.108 earlier this year, the pandemic was nearing its end and seemed to be in the rear-view mirror soon. The situation changed. Now the school district is at no risk of proceedings. Measures to protect the health of students and staff cannot be implemented. We have now abolished this proviso and local governments have made these decisions independently based on their diffusion rate and their impact on the pandemic community. Must be able to do it. “
“”4 employees in Dochester District 2 One Lancaster staff member has died of COVID-19 complications since August, “Democratic spokesman Jacob Gamble said in a statement Tuesday.
Gambling said lawmakers from both parties, including the entire House Democratic Caucus, called for the abolition of the proviso last month during an emergency session in the House and Senate.
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