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With board divided, Ravenswood district votes to drop its mask mandate

Original post made on Aug 15, 2022

For the first time in three years, Ravenswood City School District students and staff won't need to wear face masks in classrooms when they return to campuses on Aug. 24.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 15, 2022, 9:16 AM

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 15, 2022 at 9:30 am

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Masks essentially do nothing at this point in the pandemic. There is little science to recommend their use, and what there is is low quality.

They do have a tremendous value to Covid neurotics as a quasi-religious totem to ward off evil spirits. Unfortunately, Covid neurotics love to force others to participate in their unscientific rituals. Even more unfortunately they seem to have no regard to the damage this does to children, not to mention society at large.

Posted by Mark Dinan
a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2022 at 12:46 pm

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East Palo Alto has very high COVID rates right now, and something like 10% of residents have had COVID in the last month. 46 people have died of COVID in EPA, a shockingly high number in a community that does not have nursing homes or care facilities with high death rates. Last week, I was unable to obtain ANY over the counter COVID tests at Ravenswood Clinic, Target, the YMCA, or the testing site in the Ravenswood Shopping Center.

Kids most likely will not be adversely affected by COVID, but will be bringing it home to overcrowded houses where elders and other at risk people will be exposed. Teachers, administrators, and support staff are all at risk of long COVID, hospitalization, or death if they get COVID.

I fully understand why Board Members wanted to keep the mask mandate in place.

Posted by Resident
a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2022 at 7:44 pm

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Mark, in what source do you find the 46 deaths in EPA from COVID and the 3,000 people infected (10% of about 30,000 residents) with COVID over the past month?

Does the source (or sources) provide comparable rates of current infection and death in neighboring zip codes?

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