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Letter to the editor: Lift the mask mandate for students

To the editor:

After reading some news from various organizations recommending masks for children older than 2, I wanted to voice my concern. With the growing number of vaccinated adults and still low infection rates of elementary school children, this recommendation seems ill-timed, if not politically motivated.

It is time to unmask our children and let them return to normal for the 2021-22 school year. I have expressed this concern to the Davie County Schools Board of Education as I have rising first and second graders at Shady Grove and other littles in preschool that will soon enter the DCS system.

DCS did an amazing job of keeping students safe last year in the height of COVID and I know this coming year will be a success without the requirement to mask our children.

We love Davie County, our teachers and our schools. It’s time to lift the mandate.

John Michael Bonasso

Bermuda Run