The pros and cons of the mask wearing policy for students


A New Mexico rights group is asking the state to change its mask-wearing policy for students, especially athletes.

Nancy Ana Garner, lead attorney for NM Stands Up! submitted the cease-and-desist letter last week to New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Tracie Collins, New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Ryan Stewart and New Mexico Activities Association Executive Director Sally Marquez.

Garner addresses health concerns, stating in the letter the policy requiring students to wear masks puts New Mexico children “at threat of imminent harm.”

“New Mexico children are suffering serious effects from masks, including blackouts, vomiting, breathing problems, dizziness, disorientation, nosebleeds, learning problems, and other health problems as a result of your mask mandates,” the letter states.

On Friday, Marquez said she had not received any such reports from anywhere in the state.

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State guidelines require all people to wear a face mask while at school, during school-sponsored activities and on school transportation. This includes any school-sanctioned athletics or activities.

The vast majority of states do not require students to wear masks while actively participating in sports.

Source: Las Cruces Sun News

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