The news is out: [Tensions flared at a public hearing in Utah over the state’s mask mandate for schoolchildren after several parents defied orders by packing the room without face coverings.
The parents, some of whom carried signs condemning face masks, failed to sit in the marked seats and booed at the Utah County officials Wednesday night. The hearing was held over a letter by Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee, which asked Gov. Gary Herbert to waive his requirement kindergarten to 12th grade students wear a mask when schools reopen.
Utah County Commissioner Tanner Ainge has opposed the letter citing safety for the students and admonished the crowd for blatantly putting everyone in the hearing room at risk by not wearing masks or socially distancing.
“This is the exact opposite of what we need to be doing,” Ainge told the crowd before he was booed.
The hearing, held in Provo, Utah, was postponed by a 2-1 vote, which triggered more boos and angry calls from the mask mandate’s opponents.
Herbert has called for schools to reopen in the fall, with local districts providing specific guidelines — including blended learning models. He issued a mandate earlier this month requiring kids and teachers to wear a mask while at school.]
And kids are supposed to learn from these morons. The stupidity of many Americans knows no bound.