(FiveNation.com)- Controversial Democratic Governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, revealed last Wednesday that he plans to implement a mask mandate for pre-K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. He also announced a new vaccine mandate for any individual working for the state in congregate settings, meaning that substantial numbers of people in his state are set to lose their jobs.
In a press release on August 4, Governor Pritzker revealed that the mask mandate will apply not just to teachers and staff at schools from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, but that they will also apply to students. It means that young people looking forward to going back to a normal learning environment will be stripped of that opportunity and forced to wear a mask for hours at a time every weekday.
The mask mandate will even apply at daycares across the country.
The specifics of the mandate say that masks are mandatory for all indoor sports and extracurricular activities too, with students only able to take off their masks when outdoors.
Which means perhaps an hour per school day children may be able to breathe freely.
It comes as Illinois sees a spike in infections across the state, among both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. The governor stated in his press release that cases in Illinois surged by a factor of around 10 compared to the lowest numbers from this summer. There has also reportedly been an increase of 96% in hospitalizations among people who are either unvaccinated or who have only received one shot.
Pritzker is following the trend of Democrat leaders either imposing new mandates or encouraging mandates, with President Joe Biden already reportedly looking into whether he has the Constitutional and legal power to enforce a mask mandate in schools all over the country.
Remember when the scientists said, right from the very beginning, that children are the least vulnerable to COVID-19?
How come Democrats have suddenly decided to stop following the science?