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February 25, 2022 - 1:10pm

Jacobs introduces 'Unmask our Kids Act'

posted by Press Release in NY-27, news, Chris Jacobs.

Press release:

Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) cosponsored the Unmask our Kids Act.

“As more states have moved to drop mask mandates on our children in schools, New York continues to bring up the rear by still forcing kids to mask up in the classroom,” Jacobs said.“Forced masking has done incredible damage to the emotional, social, and language development of children. Many younger students have now developed new speech problems as a result, with more suffering from emotional intelligence problems because they are unable to fully read facial cues.”

The Unmask our Kids Act would prohibit the Secretary of Education from providing federal funds to a local educational agency unless in-person education is available to all students and parents have the ability to send their children to class maskless.

“It is far past time to remove the mask mandate in New York schools and return normalcy to our students’ classrooms, gymnasiums, lunchrooms, and playgrounds,” Jacobs said. “I am proud to join this legislation to do just that.”

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