Biden may act against Governors opposing school mask mandates

US: With a new US school year beginning, US President Joe Biden warned Governors who oppose student mask requirements that they could face legal action for intimidating educators seeking to protect children against COVID-19.

In the latest political flashpoint over the COVID-19 pandemic, Republican Governors in Florida and Texas, two of the country’s largest states, have rejected recommendations by health authorities to require that students wear masks when they return to the classroom.

Florida’s Board of Education raised eyebrows when it voted this week to slap punishments on two school districts that instituted mask mandates in defiance of Governor Ron DeSantis.

Biden did not mention DeSantis by name, but his comments in a White House address appeared squarely aimed at the governor, who is believed to harbor Presidential ambitions.

“Unfortunately… some politicians are trying to turn public safety measures — that is, children wearing masks in school — into political disputes for their own political gain,” Biden said. “They’re setting a dangerous tone.” – DNA INDIA

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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