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The Weber-Morgan Health Department discussed masks in schools

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Ogden, Utah — As most students in the area prepare for the school year starting, the Weber-Morgan Health Department discussed masks in schools.

The board meeting attracted so many people, some of them had to watch it from the hallway.

According to the meeting agenda, there was one hour of public comment.

“Children need to see faces,” said one mother who opposes a mask mandate. “They need to understand, when they look at their teachers and friends, what those emotions mean.”

One father spoke of what he believes are the health benefits of face coverings.

“A mask is no more an infringement of our Constitutional liberty than a prohibition against drunk driving,” he said.

The board was presented with statistics, showing that in Weber County, 101 children between the ages of 5 and 12 – who are unable to get vaccinated – are currently battling COVID-19. In Morgan County, that number is six.

Members decided against a blanket, one-size-fits-all mandate.

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