Republican Senator says he disagrees with Desantis’ ban on school mask obligations


Senator Bill Cassidy (Republican of Louisiana) said on Sunday that he disagreed with the Governor of Florida. Ron DeSantisA recent order banning Maskman dating at a local school.

“I’m conservative. I think it’s best to have the closest rule to those who are governed,” Cassidy was asked about the Republican Governor’s order when he appeared on CNN.

“And if the local community has, their ICU is full and local school people are aware that they need to make sure they stay open. If so, local authorities should listen, “said Cassidy.

“I don’t want to top down from Washington DC. I don’t want to top down from the governor’s office,” he added.

Republican Senator comments come from both DeSantis and Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R.) recently signing an order banning mask mandates in public schools. CDC We have issued new guidance recommending that teachers, staff and students wear face covers indoors, even if they are vaccinated.

Cassidy said that if the local situation was dire, “my hospital is full, vaccination rates are low, and infection rates are out of order”, local officials “make the best decisions for the community.” Insisted that it should be allowed.

Meanwhile, DeSantis said in a statement after issuing the order, “The federal government has the right to tell parents that children must be forced to wear masks all day long in order to go to school directly. There is no such thing. “

“Many Florida schoolchildren suffer under compulsory masking policies, and it is wise to protect parents’ ability to make decisions about wearing masks by their children,” said the Governor of Florida. rice field.

This order invalidates the requirement issued by Broward and Gadsen counties for students to wear masks when returning to school.

As concerns about highly contagious delta mutants increased, new mask orders and essential vaccines were considered. New variants are spreading rapidly in areas with low vaccination rates.

Currently, children under the age of 12 are not eligible for vaccination, National Review Reported it earlier Unvaccinated children There is a lower risk of death or serious consequences from COVID-19 than those vaccinated in their 30s.

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