VIRGINIA – Fairfax County’s Teachers Union President Kimberly Adams reportedly shared a post to Facebook saying that high COVID-19 cases are “good news” so the county can justify restrictive mask mandates.
The post, now deleted, was shared to Twitter by the Fairfax County Parents Association’s official account:
“Well the new ‘plan’ is out,” the union leader said in a Feb. 10 post reportedly posted to the Fairfax Teachers and Staff Facebook group. “But the ‘good news’ is it doesn’t look like we’re anywhere close to moderate or low transmission rates.”
According to the Daily Caller, Fairfax County Public Schools’ ‘plan’ referenced by Adams above is set to roll back mandatory mask mandates in the near future.
The Daily Caller reports:
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) released a plan Thursday to eventually roll back mandatory masking when community transmission rates are below the “high” or “substantial” thresholds. FCPS still requires universal masking in schools and has been fighting a legal battle against Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order banning mask mandates.
Adams also advocated against a bill requiring schools to offer in-person teaching at the state capitol Feb. 11. “Here in Richmond with the #VEA [Virginia Education Association] to stand up against SB739, a bill that seeks to remove local control around masking in our schools. #UnionStrong,” she commented on Twitter.