A fed-up Georgia mother read the riot act to the Gwinnett County Board of Education last week and demanded that the members end the COVID-19 mask mandate for students that has been extended through next year, Fox News reported.
Video of Courtney Ann Taylor’s fiery comments to the board at its April 15 meeting have gone viral.
“Every month I come here, and I hear the same thing: ‘social emotional health.’ If you truly mean that, you would end the mask requirement tonight,” Taylor said.
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Taylor added that it’s been over a year since life shut down over the pandemic, every adult in Georgia is eligible to receive vaccines — and most importantly, children aren’t adversely affected by the coronavirus.
“Every one of us knows that young children are not affected by this virus. They’re not!” she told the board, adding that it’s “a blessing.”
“But as the adults, what have we done with that blessing?” Taylor continued. “We’ve shoved it to the side and we’ve said, ‘We don’t care. You’re still gonna wear a mask on your face every day … You still can’t play together on the playground like normal children … We don’t care. We’re still going to force you to carry a burden that was never yours to carry.’ Shame on us!”
She tearfully added that her 6-year-old daughter — a kindergartner — is weary of the mask requirement, and it has to end.
“It’s April 15, 2021, and it’s time!” Taylor said. “Take these masks off of my child!”
She added that citizens voted for the school board members — and not for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We chose you to make decisions that would be in our children’s best interest,” Taylor told the board. “Enforcing 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9-year-old little children to cover their noses and their mouths — where they breathe — for