While mask remain the cheapest way to reduce Covid-19 transmission and no vaccine has been approved for children 16 and under, McMaster is leading the call to remove mask restrictions in South Carolina schools. On Wednesday, Gov. McMaster said masks in school should be a parents’ choice.
Greenville County School spokesman, Tim Waller, gave the following statement regarding the Governor’s comments:
Masks in schools are still a requirement by the state Department of Education. They are also recommended by public health officials on whom we have relied throughout the pandemic because of their unique medical and scientific expertise. Until the guidance from these trusted sources changes, masks will remain a requirement in Greenville County Schools.