Today Speaker of the House Todd Gilbert turned over to Governor Youngkin Senate Bill 739 that upon his signature would ban mask mandates in public schools in Virginia. The Governor has indicated he would sign the bill with an emergency clause to make it effective immediately.
â€œWhat our children have had to endure over the last two years will impact them for years to come,â€ said Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah. â€œItâ€™s time we end the insanity and let our kids be kids again. Virginia is behind the curve for states ending masking mandates and Iâ€™m proud of the legislature for getting this done quickly. Our kids canâ€™t wait.â€
â€œGovernment overreaction to this pandemic has been devastating to our children,â€ said House Education Committee Chairman Glenn Davis, R-Virginia Beach. â€œAs state after state rolls back mask mandates, too many Virginia students have been left behind. Our Commonwealth has reopened. Itâ€™s time to let our children breathe freely again.â€
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