North Carolina lawmakers are looking to make masks in schools illegal. The bill, which is set to be filed by Republicans next week in the House would ban schools from requiring students to wear face masks. This comes during declining COVID-19 numbers across the state and many schools dropping masking requirements. While the numbers have dropped drastically in the past two months there are still approximately 18% of all coronavirus tests that are coming back positive. The state’s goal is to have that percentage below 5%.
According to WRAL Senate Leader Phil Berger is pushing the bill as he and other lawmakers believe masking should be up to the parents’ decision. They want to law on the table in the event of a future outbreak. The bill comes as the state is still divided, mostly down party lines, on the masking issue.
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