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Here in Utah the mask mandate has been lifted, now it is up to individuals and businesses/companies to decide if they would like to continue wearing masks or if they are done with it now. But here’s the kicker, although numbers of COVID cases are going down and vaccinations are going up, there are still many people prone to contracting the virus. There are still people who are trying to protect themselves and others. People can assume or guess that just because they are done with masks that others feel the same way, and if a majority of people feel the same, so be it, but there are the small minorities that are affected by the pandemic and would prefer to wear their mask. Going along with this, if there are also businesses, for example small businesses, where there are limited working employees, catching the sickness would impact them in a negative way because they would have more employees sick than working.
Here is where things get tricky, specifically in schools. Cox, governor of Utah, is asking that children continue to practice safe COVID behaviors, including wearing masks. This got parents upset because “We need to see our kids’ smiles. Our children’s mental, emotional and physical health matter.” (SeeMySmile.org). This continues to be pushed because students and youth are the least prone to being sick and if they do get sick it will most likely not be deadly. Plus if the concern is teachers, principles and staff, well they were given the option of vaccinations. So we see where this makes sense to have the mask mandate be lifted in schools, but you also have to understand that it is better safe than sorry and we don’t know everyone’s personal situations regarding the pandemic and home situations.
This pandemic has been quite the ride and just when we thought it was over when the mandate was lifted in Utah, we now have to decide for ourselves how to handle the situations. In regulars to school, and especially Corner Canyon, MASK UP AND STAY SAFE CHARGERS!!