Masks are a reasonable, minor hindrance to keep our kids and broader community safe. I know that some parents have expressed their strong opposition to them. But for my …
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Masks are a reasonable, minor hindrance to keep our kids and broader community safe. I know that some parents have expressed their strong opposition to them. But for my family and the health of my loved ones around me, wearing a mask at school for my kids is not negotiable.
I have three incredible children and two are still enrolled in Jeffco Public Schools. They have a loving father who adores them, and he also has type 1 diabetes. His immune system is compromised and his body does not respond to the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine like everyone else. Catching the now dominant delta variant could be severe and deadly.
Additionally, my mother has end stage cancer. A seemingly harmless cold could take her from us early. My children deserve to enjoy their grandmother and experience her as much as possible toward the end of her life. Wearing a mask while at school is one way they know they can keep themselves and their grandmother safe.
Each day I send my kids off to school, I am reminded of the very real risks “living a normal life” pose for my household and my family. After a very hard year of remote learning, I believe every child deserves to be in school and learning amongst their peers. I am extremely grateful that the mask requirement is in place to help keep everyone, including my husband and mother, safe while also sending our kids back to the classroom.
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