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Gross Fights to End School Mask Mandates

August 17, 2021
Jennifer Gross News

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With the recent announcement of Lakota Local Schools implementing mask mandates on their students, State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) is moving to take action to end this move.

Gross recently signed onto legislation prohibiting schools in Ohio from mandating that students wear masks. Gross has heard concerns from parents on schools seeking to mandate masks.

“It should be up to parental discretion whether their child should be masked at school or not,” said Gross.

In recent weeks, several K-12 schools throughout the state have begun implementing mask mandates as students prepare to return to the classroom. Wearing a mask for prolonged periods of time, especially for students, can be detrimental to their health.

Representative Gross will be a co-sponsor of this legislation as it awaits its introduction in the Ohio House.