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Let Them Breathe group looks to prevent mask mandates in Kern County schools

Says students shouldn't be required to wear masks.
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Posted at 11:14 AM, Jul 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-30 14:15:25-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A group wants the Kern High School Board to not require masks for students this upcoming school year.

The school board is scheduled to review a proposal from the "Let Them Breathe" campaign. The group says students shouldn't be required to wear masks this upcoming school year due to the possibility of bullying that could take place.

This comes despite a directive from state health officials that students should wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The agenda does not say whether the board will take action after hearing the presentation.