Several students sent home from South Carolina's second-largest school district for not wearing masks

Several students in South Carolina’s second-largest school district were sent home Wednesday for not complying with a mask mandate aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus.

Thomas C의 15명의 학생. Cario Middle School in the Charleston County School District (CCSD) will continue their learning remotely until at least October 15 — which is when administrators will revisit the mask policy, district spokesperson Andy Pruitt told CNN.
게다가, students at other schools were also sent home, though Pruitt didn’t specify how many.
      Some parents gathered outside the middle school to protest the students being sent home over not adhering to the mask requirement, 그는 말했다.
        The school district’s Board of Trustees voted last week to require everyone to wear a face covering in all CCSD schools and properties as well as on school transportation. The district has about 49,000 students in 88 schools and specialized programs, according to the district’s website.
          It remains our collective opinion that wearing facemasks in school is an essential health and safety measure. Just that simple act of each of us will help prevent severe illness or death from COVID and reduce the number of students who are forced to quarantine,” the Board of Trustees said at the time of its vote.
          The policy became effective September 20, but it wasn’t fully enforced until Wednesday.
          With the prevalence of the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended in July that students from kindergarten through grade 12 wear masks in school. The American Academy of Pediatrics also moved to recommend masks in schools for everyone over age 2.
          Some Charleston County students were sent home September 22 for not complying with the school district's new mask requirement, prompting some parents to protest the move.

          Mask mandates in schools have become a polarizing issueespecially in states including Texas and Florida, where legal battles have occurred between local and state officials.
          게다가, 그만큼 US Department of Education announced last month that it had sent letters to chief state school officials in five states — 아이오와, 오클라호마, 사우스 캐롤라이나, 테네시와 유타 — notifying them of new directed investigations into whether their state mask restrictions prevented students with disabilities from “대면 교육으로 안전하게 복귀, 연방법 위반.”
            The Covid-19 transmission level in South Carolina is high, CDC에 따르면, which defines that category as having 100 or more cases per 100,000 people or a positivity rate of 10% or higher over a 7-day period.
            Charleston County has fully vaccinated 63.1% of its total eligible population, CDC에 따르면.

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