A Georgia mom has gone viral for telling school board members to stop banning kids from socializing and wearing masks despite little evidence that they’re at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Courtney Ann Taylor slammed the Gwinnett County Board of Education members at a meeting on April 15, reminiscent of conversations she’s had with them over the past month about how her son is not allowed in public without his mask.
“If you truly mean that you would end the mask requirement tonight,” Taylor said.
Taylor noted that it’s been more than a year since the pandemic began, multiple vaccines are available and every adult in the state of Georgia that wants to be vaccinated is eligible.
“Every one of us knows that young children are not affected by this virus … And that’s a blessing,” Taylor said. “But as the adults what have we done with that blessing? We’ve shoved it to the side and we’ve said, ‘we don’t care. You’re still going to 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.”