I am somewhat puzzled by the new CDC guidelines that say we can ditch the masks in most indoor situations. I am excited that these science folks believe we are safe indoors without masks but CDC does not enforce its guidelines so who is going to make sure that everyone in every building is vaccinated or if not, that they are wearing a mask?
Are we headed for a national honor system?
In addition, children under 12 are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. Should they stay outside and/or at home? Mom and dad don't need a mask in the mall but the kids do. That seems a bit awkward.
Whether a child wears a mask in school is a decision that should be left only to a student's parents," said South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster earlier this week as he issued an executive order allowing parents to opt their children out of school-based mask requirements.
The move was excoriated by the Palmetto State Teachers Association. In a statement, the group said, "many families and staff no longer have a choice for in-person learning if those individuals desire to follow the clear instructions of our public health authorities."