Parents divided over masks in school

Parents divided over masks in school

East Farmingdale, NY- The battle over masks inside schools continues to rage across Long Island and across the country. Wednesday night, parents battled it out on special zoom meeting for the Sachem Central School District and in Farmingdale, parents battled in person- shouting conflicting beliefs at each other at a Farmingdale school board meeting.

Meantime in Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont had to be escorted out of a round-table discussion with parents after tempers flared. According to the Associated Press, Lamont said the bullying tactics will not change the states plans which currently mandate mask wearing inside schools.

Earlier this week, New York’s new governor Governor Kathy Hochul announced she will be directing the New York State Department of Health to issue guidance which will require masks inside New York schools.

Photo: Ariel Quero, 16, left, a student at Lehman High School, confirms her personal data with Katrina Taormina before getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in New York. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone in K-12 schools to wear a mask when they return to class, regardless of vaccination status. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)