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As debates over masks in US schools have reemerged as the academic year begins, the Board of Education in Williamson County, just south of Nashville, approved the mask requirement for elementary school students, staff and visitors inside all buildings and on buses beginning Thursday and ending September 21, according to information from the school district.

School mask debate in Tennessee grows heated as local board requires masks in elementary schools

Outraged protesters harass parent outside school board mask vote

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14:26 mark thru 16:18

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Protect the children.

Protect the children.

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Knox County mayor Glenn

Knox County mayor Glenn Jacobs and the majority of Knox County School Board are an embarrassment to Knox County residents. They have not provided the leadership and response necessary to the well thought out and science based pleas to mask our children and protect lives. They are mindless in risking the lives of our children because of some misguided idea of freedom of choice. If we can save the life of one child or one teacher or one school employee then the inconvenience of wearing a mask is worth it. We have a bunch of selfish unpatriotic losers in Knox County government. Thanks to those thoughtful School Board members that supported a mask mandate.

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16-year-old South Carolina student dies from Covid-19

Chief Deputy Coroner Jennifer Collins confirmed the student died August 12. The 16-year-old's name is not being released because the student was a minor, the coroner said.

16-year-old South Carolina student dies from Covid-19 complications as school district struggles with infections

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The governor of South

The governor of South Carolina can be blamed for his part in that tragic death of a 16 student. Hopefully Knox County will change its policy before the same tragedy happens here. Governor Lee, Mayor Jacobs, and all the leaders in our state that are increasing the risks for our children should be held accountable.

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Over 5,000 students quarantine or isolate due to Covid

Over 5,000 students and hundreds of school employees in just one Florida district have either tested positive for Covid or potentially been exposed to the coronavirus, school officials announced.

According to a Monday morning statement from the Hillsborough County Public Schools, 5,599 students and 316 staffers are either in isolation or quarantine.

Over 5,000 students quarantine or isolate due to Covid in single Florida school district

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Governor Lee is eat up with

Governor Lee is eat up with the dumbass! I knew he would be bad but thought maybe since he did not praise Trump the way Black and Boyd did during the campaign for governor that he would not be as Trumpish and incompetent. I was definately wrong. Boyd would have been an improvement over Lee. Sad to think Lee will win another term. He is a moron.

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Don't say that

Words have power. Do not give in to the negative and powerlessness of believing that this horrible governor will get another term of office. He doesn't deserve it and I believe the majority of us know that. Now if we will just get moving and take back our power, we could overcome the stupidity of the few in this state.

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I sure hope your right and I

I sure hope your right and I suppose it is good to stay positive. I do believe in miracles, but if the election of Lee, Blackburn, Hagerty,and the huge support of Trump are any indication, Tennessee will be right there with Alabama and Arkansas for the next generation or two. We need to pray that all those misguided folks that have been voting Republican in our state will see the light and vote for their own interests and vote for Democrats in the future.

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+1

+1

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Mississippi eighth grader dies of Covid-19

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Paris, TX, schools "find

Paris, TX, schools "find loophole in governor's mask mandate ban by adding masks to dress code."

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Parents pull kids from schools as district bucks CDC guidance

"I feel like they're catering to a minority because they're louder and they're meaner and they're not rational," said Amber OBot, who is considering making her 5-year-old wait till next year to start kindergarten unless the county changes its policy.

Parents pull kids from schools as district bucks CDC guidance and board member spreads misinformation

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Farragut Intermediate

A local TV station is reporting a Covid pod breakout a Farragut Intermediate. Every day the schools stay open from here through this surge ending will be a major spreader event. With the exception of twice weekly updates from the Health Department, Knox County government agencies are not releasing Covid related information.

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These selfish policy makers

These selfish policy makers and the anti Vax and anti mask crowd need to take a few notes from The Greatest Generation. Apparently they are not much at personal sacrifice or caring about others like my parents generation. It is all about them. Wearing a mask or getting a vaccine and saving lives is just too much of a burden for these losers! What would have happened if the public would have responded that way way toward the polio vaccine or other life saving vaccines? The lack of patriotism and the selfish attitude of a minority is killing children and adults.

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CDC: Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

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COVID-19 cases in Knox County Schools triple in one week

One day after launching, the Knox County Schools COVID dashboard shows that active COVID-19 cases tripled in one week. As of Tuesday at 9:22 p.m., there were 276 active student cases and two active staff cases inside the district.

COVID-19 cases in Knox County Schools triple in one week

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Knox County Schools covid

Knox County Schools covid case count increased from 276 to 601 in one day. Superintendent Bob Thomas sent out message Wednesday night to parents giving the bad news. How much suffering and dying will it take for governor Lee and our leaders to mandate masks and vaccinations of teachers and eligible students. These people are mindless and we are paying for their stupidity. I talked to a teacher yesterday afternoon. He said in most classes there were no masks being worn by students and very few teachers masked. If teachers do not set an example, very few students will do what is needed to protect their health and the health of others.

All of the anti-vax and anti-mask crowd needs a serious mental evaluation. Governors are sending in the National guard to help hospitals. Many hospitals are running out of beds. People with life threatening illnesses are not being treated because unvaccinated covid patients are filling up the beds. Doctors and nurses are at the breaking point and governors, including dumbass Lee are not taking the actions needed to protect our citizens. By doing something as harmless as mandating masks, the governors could save many lives.

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How much suffering and dying

How much suffering and dying will it take for the county mayor and the county schools administrators to mandate masks and vaccinations of teachers and eligible students?

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We need to thank the four

We need to thank the four Knox County School Board members that stood up for children's health and well being. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon also deserves praise. Mayor Jacobs and the other 5 School Board members are an embarrassment and have let lots of children and adults down. They should be voted out of office.

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“... due to the rising rate

“... due to the rising rate of COVID-19 in CAK’s high school, and in an effort to keep our community safe and healthy... Christian Academy of Knoxville high school "moving to remote learning starting Monday, Aug. 30."

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Difference in Covid-19 cases between schools that mask and don't

New data reveals a stark difference in Covid-19 cases between schools that mask and schools that don't.

'Seems a little weird': CNN reporter presses superintendent over mask policy

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13 Miami-Dade school employees died of Covid-19 since mid-August

Thirteen school employees from Miami-Dade County Public Schools have died from Covid-19 since August 16, the school district and local teacher union told CNN on Tuesday.

Among the 13 were four teachers, one security monitor, one cafeteria worker and seven school bus drivers, United Teachers of Dade President Karla Hernandez-Mats said. All were unvaccinated.

13 Miami-Dade school employees have died of Covid-19 since mid-August

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Tennessee leads the nation in

Tennessee leads the nation in the number of covid cases per capita in past 10 days. Governor Lee needs a mental evaluation along with many state and local leaders. They are killing people!

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U.S. pediatric COVID cases surge to record highs

With the Delta variant surging, more children are catching COVID than ever before and pediatric hospitalizations are breaking records in Texas. Some Texas parents are frustrated with school leaders as outbreaks in classrooms send students and teachers home.

U.S. pediatric COVID cases surge to record highs as millions of students return to schools

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Dad threatened by anti-mask crowd says son has Covid-19

Tennessee parent Michael Miller, who was harassed outside of a school board meeting after supporting a temporary order that requires children to wear masks, says his son has tested positive for Covid-19 after sending his child back to school in person.

Dad threatened by anti-mask crowd says son has Covid-19

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How sad.

How sad.

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A classmate was hospitalized

A classmate was hospitalized with Covid-19. 20% of his child's classmates were diagnosed with Covid-19. The anti-maskers don't care. I just don't get it. Why are these anti-maskers so against a good society?

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8 Tennessee public school employees dead from COVID first month

At least eight Tennessee public school employees – three elementary school teachers, one pre-k assistant, a cafeteria worker, a bus driver and two high school teachers – have died since the school year began after contracting COVID-19. The total is an imperfect tally of a grim statistic that no one government agency or private entity is currently monitoring in a systematic way.

8 Tennessee public school employees dead from COVID in first month of school

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Bus driver with Knox County Schools died due to COVID-19

A 56-year-old Knox County Schools bus driver passed away due to COVID-19, her family said on Wednesday.

Family says bus driver with Knox County Schools died due to COVID-19

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Saw that video. Saw him and a

Saw that video. Saw him and a friend on CNN. Very proud of them both. Reminded me of the teenagers from Parkland, FL. Very strong and brave for their age.

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Negligence

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Bio-terrorism

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The handling of covid

Quite clearly the Knox County governments handling of the covid crisis has crossed a line into criminal behavior, some time ago. Now the effects keep staring us in the face as we hope to make our way out of Delta into Lambda and Mu. Will we ever value our citizens lives over hurting our criminal government officials and their cults feelings?

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New York students back to in-person learning

The United Federation of Teachers said Friday that New York City teachers who refuse to get vaccinated and have documented medical or religious exemptions must be offered non-classroom assignments, citing a decision by an independent arbitrator.

Others who are hesitant must be offered unpaid leave that maintains their health coverage or be given a severance package, the teachers union said in a statement. The unpaid leave would last until September 2022. If those teachers did not get vaccinated and return to their jobs by that time, it would be assumed they had resigned.

Nation's largest school district welcomes New York students back to in-person learning

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Governor Lee now has bragging

Governor Lee now has bragging rights. Tennessee leads the nation in covid cases per capita. Lee is pathetic. He shares the blame for lots of death and suffering in our state. If he had any character he would resign. It is sad that the ignorance of so many of our leaders continues to cause the death and suffering of many young and old Tennesseans.

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Tennessee Required Immunizations

The Tennessee Department of Health is responsible for immunization requirements for those who attend child care, pre-school, school and college. The current immunization requirements are in the Tennessee Department of Health Rules.

Required Immunizations

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Fight Over Masks In Schools

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Judge Greer is a conservative

Judge Greer is a conservative G.W.Bush appointee. The appeals court is filled with Trump appointments.

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