Letter to the editor: A small way to help get past this nightmare

Posted 9/23/21

 

Nobody, including me, enjoys wearing a mask. But while our daughter is at school, it is a simple and effective way to keep everyone safe. I know we all were really hoping that things would …

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Letter to the editor: A small way to help get past this nightmare

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Nobody, including me, enjoys wearing a mask. But while our daughter is at school, it is a simple and effective way to keep everyone safe. I know we all were really hoping that things would be back to normal, but they are not. COVID cases are rising, hospital ICU beds are filling up, and too many of our young students cannot get vaccinated yet. Wearing a mask is one small way we can help get past this nightmare. 
I am personally grateful for the Jeffco Public Schools mask requirement. While a vocal minority of parents may control some of the recent headlines, I am confident that thousands of parents like me support masking at school. There are endless circumstances, like taking care of an elderly parent or at-risk child, that people don’t see. Wearing a mask helps account for those circumstances and ensures no child is giving up the chance to learn with their friends.
My daughter had a very hard time adjusting to school last year with the quarantines and disruption to her schedule. My daughter deserves to be in school, participating in activities, and learning with her friends and classmates. Like all children, this time is a pivotal moment in their life. The pandemic already stole too much from them. The mask requirement allows all kids to enjoy school and the milestones that come with it. Thank you, Jeffco Board of Health, for thinking of all children and keeping our community safe. 
Tina Gurdikian,
South Jeffco

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