Pueblo District 70 school board asks Board of Health to lift mask mandate

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PUEBLO, Colo.– The Pueblo District 70 school board has sent a formal letter for the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment requesting a lifting of the mask mandate within Pueblo County schools.

The letter was drafted on Thursday, Dec. 9, during a board work session meeting and addresses the board’s beliefs that the mandates are not only detrimental to children but also impair the educational system.

“It is becoming evident that these measures are detrimental to our children. The duty of keeping kids in school and in a prosperous learning environment should be left up to the district,” the letter states.

The board also states that “forcing the schools to adhere to a mandate that would never be influential enough to change the trend of the community case load is unrealistic”.

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