“We cannot keep our kids in school if we are unwilling to put on a mask,” Gov. Beshear said Tuesday.
The governor announced an executive order requiring masks in schools.
He said vulnerability to the more contagious delta variant, and the fact that some schools have already had outbreaks led to the decision.
“We are to the point where we cannot allow our kids to go into these buildings unprotected, unvaccinated and face this delta variant,” Gov. Beshear said.
Gov. Beshear announced he is signing an executive order that is requiring masks in all K-12 schools, child care, and pre-K. (Governor Andy Beshear).
The Kentucky Education Association said in a statement, “requiring masks for all students is vital to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as schools reopen across the Commonwealth.”.
Let Them Play Kentucky is against the order, saying, “given the demographics of Kentucky, a one size fits all approach isn’t in the best interest of our Kentucky Kids.”. »