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Safety First: Why So Many of Us are Reacting to Mask Mandates (or lack thereof)

Updated: Jan 10, 2022

Yes, I used the word reacting, and yes I used it intentionally. Across the country, school boards and governing bodies are finding themselves still elbow-deep in various reactions from parents, students, teachers, staff, and general community members regarding any and all decisions around masking.

While I am not going to attempt to answer whether or not our students should or should not be required to wear masks, I am going to unpack some of the neurological reasons why people are reacting (there's that heightened word again) so strongly to this issue.