Reply To: End School Mask Mandate (and unmask the poor kids outside!)



You’re not wrong about outdoor, fresh air transmission risk being low. I don’t make my kids wear masks at the playground unless there are a lot of other kids there and it’s harder to maintain distance. But as for ending it indoors, I don’t think that can happen for a while. Masks really do a great job keeping transmission rates low, there are several studies that confirm this. Britain ended their masks mandates in schools and their rates rose and and are staying high. I particularly disagree with ending mask mandates by the new year. I don’t think young children are going to be vaccinated at any where near the rates of adults, and the dry air and staying indoors of winter means more transmission. Let’s revisit indoor masking next spring.