Please Support Our Children Breathing Fresh Air During Outdoor Sports!
I would like the New York State Public High School Athletic Association to IMMEDIATELY lift the requirement that students wear masks during outdoor sports.
We have been told that the children are fine wearing masks during athletics and that masks are not a detriment to their breathing, but anyone who tries to run hard in a mask will tell you that is untrue. Track coaches received the following in an email last week (emphasis mine):
"I realize everyone is mask weary. It is going to be up to us as coaches to make sure our athletes follow the mask rule. I have not been to one meet this year where all participants followed the rules. In order to have a successful sectional meet, this has to happen. It is an unfair advantage to run without a mask. I would go as far as saying it is cheating. We have been given the mandate and we need to follow it. We have two more dual meets before sectionals let's put the emphasis on mask-wearing."
IF IT IS NOT DETRIMENTAL TO EXERCISE IN A MASK, THEN WHY IS IT AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE TO RUN WITHOUT ONE?
No official government authority is suggesting that children should be masked outdoors. Please support our childrens' ability to breathe.
Liane Trombley Contact the author of the petition
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