Require Masks In Union County Public Schools For 2021

Require Masks In Union County Public Schools For 2021

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Colton H. started this petition to Union County Board of Education

My name is Colton and I am a rising 10th Grader at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, North Carolina. 

As of August 2021, the Delta Variant of Coronavirus Disease 2019 has proven to be successful in ravaging through our communities, mainly because of how increasingly contagious this virus is. While rare, Children can still spread the virus- even when unmasked.

Therefore, I would like to create this petition to gain the support of the parents of students of Union County who would like for the entire student body and faculty to remain masked for some part of the 21-22 school year.

At this time, It is highly unlikely that the UCPS Board Of Education will take any COVID precautions, as they have continuously rolled back COVID restrictions in an unsafe push for more freedom for parents. This is a dangerous combination when combined with the Delta Variant.

We all have our reasons for wearing masks or staying virtual- It could be because we have a young child or baby at home (Which is my reason for making this petition), or we could just feel unsafe when others are not wearing a mask. Wearing a mask is no selfish task- When we wear masks, we commonly have gratitude for the others who also wear their masks to protect the vulnerable and unvaccinated.

Speaking of unvaccinated people, only people above age 12 can get the vaccine. This means that a large majority of UCPS students remain unvaccinated. When this is the case, the mask is the greatest tool we have against fighting this deadly disease.

Parents and students; Young people an old people; I encourage you all to think about signing our petition about requiring masks in Union County Public Schools to help better the general public and help keep Union County's immunocompromised safe. 

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