Mask on, Mask off
As parents, we want the best for our children- our kids have sacrificed their mental health and compromised their physiological health for nearly an entire school year even though they hold essentially zero risk when it comes to the virus. We have allowed them to bear the weight of a burden that isn't theirs to carry. There are consequences for conditioning a child to behave as though they pose a threat to the people around them. There are consequences for stifling their social interactions. There are consequences for covering their airways. With no end in sight and no further guidance from the school district, we parents have decided that enough is enough. Every adult in the state of New Hampshire has been eligible to be vaccinated if they so choose. We see no further logical argument to force these children to endure the mental and physiological implications that occur with mandatory mask mandates. We as parents would like to return to deciding what is best for our own children. We want the right to choose. Please help the parents of the Salem School District in unmasking our kids.