No masks for Illinois students!
Illinois State Board of Education & Illinois State Board of Public Health released their recommendations for in person classes for the 2020-2021 school year. It states ALL students ages 2 and up must wear a mask all day, even during Physical Education classes.
There are scientific studies that explain the dangers of wearing masks for an extended period of time. It can increase your risk for respiratory infections, decrease oxygen levels, increase blood pressure, and increase sympathetic responses which increase cortisol levels.
If students are sick, they must stay home. It has been shown that asymptotic carriers of SARS-CoV-2 are weak, and do not pass the infection on as once thought. Therefore, masks on healthy students is not needed.
This results of the petition will be sent to ISBE, IDPH and the governors office.