Jefferson County Dad and mom and College students Protest Masks Coverage for Faculties – CBS Denver
LAKEWOOD, Colorado (CBS) – A crowd of at least 100 people speaking out against the new public health ordinance surrounding the wearing of masks in Jefferson County schools gathered for a protest Wednesday morning. The group consisted of parents and students, and they waved signs and marched outside Jefferson County Public Health headquarters in Lakewood.
In an effort to achieve “a healthy and safe return to personal learning”, the JCPH on Friday announced COVID-19 guidelines that provide for masks for everyone in the county’s schools at the start of lessons for the new school year independently are recommended by vaccination status.
Jeffco Public Schools also announced Friday that students ages 3-11 must wear masks at the start of classes in their schools.
Many of the protesters on Wednesday belong to the Jeffco Unites: KIDS FIRST group. One of the signs that a protester held in his hand reads, “Educate don’t suffocate”. Another said: “No forced muzzles!”
“Knowing that is currently unacceptable. We have several other districts around us that offer parents the opportunity to honor parents. And even use that language. We expect the same from Jeffco, ”said one parent.
Jeffco Public Schools told CBS4 that they understand this is a tough situation for everyone involved, but made the decision to keep as many students as possible in face-to-face learning this school year.
Classes begin on August 17th for most Jeffco students.