Third-grade students at an elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland, are being forced to begin masking up ahead of reports of a new COVID-19 wave.
Conservative radio talk show host Clay Travis posted a letter on X, formerly Twitter, which parents received from Rosemary Hills Elementary School, saying “3 or more” students had recently tested positive for COVID-19, and students need to begin masking up.
The letter from the school’s principal, Rebecca Irwin Kennedy, said the masks also need to be N95s despite evidence suggesting such masks are ineffective at stopping the virus.
Here’s the letter:
However, Principal Kennedy assures parents that “masks will become optional again following the 10-day period.”
The principal also informs parents the school will deliver at-home rapid test kits, urging them to look for COVID-19 symptoms.
The CDC recommends testing at least five days after an exposure (starting day 6). If the student develops COVID-like symptoms such as fever and loss of taste or smell, they should stay home from school.
The news comes just a day after Los Angeles County signaled it could bring back mask mandates due to the newly reported rise in COVID variants BA.286 and EG.5
During a COVID briefing, the Los Angeles County Public Health Director, Barbara Ferrer, encouraged people to wear masks, ventilation, hand washing, and vaccines.
“In California, data from the state government shows COVID-19 hospitalizations increasing by 10.1 percent compared to the previous week, with a weekly total number of hospitalizations at 2,620.”
“I’m not going to say, there’s never going to be a time when we might need to all put our masks back on,” Barbara Ferrer said, signaling impending mask mandates in Los Angeles County.
As the Daily Fetched reported last month, the Biden Administration is reportedly preparing for more lockdowns and mask mandates.
A “high level” TSA official told Infowars that they were informed during Tuesday’s meeting of new memorandums and policies to start restricting, including mask wearing.