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'Ridiculous, anti-science, cowardly, cruel': Washington DC mask requirements to be scaled back, but not at schools

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Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has announced that indoor mask requirements for various establishments will soon be relaxed, but not at schools.

On March 1, masks will no longer be required at various establishments such as restaurants, gyms, churches and businesses. Private companies will have the option to impose their own mask mandates if they wish.

But even once March 1 arrives, kids still will not be set free from the burden of wearing masks in schools.

School mask mandates have been controversial, with some Americans strongly opposing them. Some people on Twitter took issue with the news that kids would still be forced to mask in school even as the city drops the requirement for other locations.

"Ridiculous, anti-science, cowardly, cruel," Guy Benson remarked.

"This is nonsense, cruel, and NOT a policy backed by any legitimate scientific data. Unmask the kids!!" someone else commented.

"In any other scenario, this would be long-term child abuse," someone else's tweet declared.

"This is child abuse. Children are the least likely to be impacted by Covid. This is disgusting. This is vile," another tweet said.

Starting Tuesday Feb. 15, indoor establishments in the nation's capital will no longer be required to confirm that patrons have been vaccinated against COVID-19 — some indoor facilities like restaurants and gyms had been required to prohibit the entry of people 12 and older who did not supply proof of at least one shot.

Mayor Bowser Provides COVID-19 Situational Update, 2/14/22 youtu.be

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