h/t a reader
Bloom School in Normal sent the following letter to parents:
The letter was written before JCAR neutered Gov Pritzker by voiding his continuing illegal edicts. Bloom school thinks the on-going court rulings on masks don’t apply to them.
Quote from the letter:
In the meantime, our indoor mask policy remains unchanged: Well-fitting masks are required indoors, but may be removed for eating provided distancing is observed and there is no talking while eating.
Another quote from the letter:
Teachers will work with students in developmentally appropriate ways to address any student anxieties associated with these changes.
Given the recent improvements in community transmission conditions, we have decided to make the following changes to our outdoor policies beginning Wednesday, February 16:
- Families will have the option to allow their children to remove their masks while outdoors.
- Teachers will have the option to allow outdoor mixing of classes provided students are wearing masks while mixing.
- Teachers, staff, and approved volunteers will also have the option of removing their own masks while outdoors.
It’s obvious where those anxieties come from. Bloom school students aren’t allowed to just be kids.
Posted on Facebook by the lawyer who unmasked kids in Illinois: