The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on September 10, 2021. Our local school board has a history of proactive policies and measures put in place for the safety and security of students and employees. It grieves me that a public health and safety issue has become so controversial and
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Leon, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade County school districts enact mask protocols
On Sunday, Leon County Schools, home to the capital city of Tallahassee, became another school district in Florida to institute a mask mandate for students that doesn’t give parents the choice to opt out, bucking an order from Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). On Friday August 20th, the Sarasota County school board voted to require masks.
Opinion by Michael Gerson, Washington Post Columnist, August 19, 2021. In Covid-19′s dismal fourth wave, some things haven’t changed. Vaccination still dramatically reduces the chance of serious disease. Mask-wearing and distancing are still effective tools in fighting an easily aerosolized pathogen. But some of the pandemic’s moral mathematics have become harder to figure. Because of
On July 28, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners of Charlotte County passed a resolution, effective immediately, related to public health. The image above is a business sign created by the county that you will soon be seeing everywhere. The resolution directs people in certain public places throughout unincorporated Charlotte County to wear facial coverings
Editor’s note: Teresa Jenkins, Chair, Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee sent the following letter to Bill Truex, chair of the five member Board of Charlotte County Commissioners, on July 17th Dear Commissioner Truex, The recent decision by the County Commissioners to not mandate face coverings in public places is a deadly one. Medical professionals say