END SCHOOL MASK MANDATES FOR NK STUDENTS
#1The kids have shouldered the burden of the pandemic for too long- It is time to free their faces and allow families an opportunity to make decisions that are best for their children
kim LANOWY (NORTH KINGSTOWN, 2022-02-06)
#10My kids are being harmed socially
Hilary Ellis (East Greenwich , 2022-02-06)
#12My daughter attends the NK High School
Ernest Frizzle (East Greenwich, 2022-02-06)
#19I’m signing because it is time our students get back to learning without the burden of a mask.
Kara Martone (saunderstown, 2022-02-07)
#22Masks should be optional
Rebecca Campbell (North Kingstown , 2022-02-07)
#24Masks are not working not only do they do absolutely nothing they are harming our children !
Risking our children’s learning abilities for Covid Cash - Do something!! NO MORE MASKS
Rebecca Denicola (Saunderstown, 2022-02-07)
#26Enough. There is no reason for the younger population to have any fear of this virus. Let’s not destroy our youth
Laura Dempsey (North Kingstown , 2022-02-07)
#27The mandate is ridiculous. Show some backbone! And some brains!!
Beth Ross (Saunderstown, 2022-02-07)
#28Masking our children is significantly more harmful to our children then "threat" of covid to them. UNMASK OUR CHILDREN!
Bridgette Ziari (North Kingstown, 2022-02-07)
#29I care about children. I pulled my children from NK schools due to the mask policy. The RI Superior Court found recently, after RIDOH and others testified, that irreparable harm has been done to RI children DUE TO masking in school.
Courtney Goglia (North Kingstown , 2022-02-07)
#34Enough is enough
Lisa Windham (North Kingstown, 2022-02-07)
#35Just got back from a basketball tournament in nj with about 2000 kids and 4000 adults
Not a mask in the place
The mandates are ridiculous
Eric Broomfield (Warwick, 2022-02-07)
#43Clearly is not necessary. We are destroying you youth! NK Schools should focus on the important items; math, reading, writing, sciences, history, etc.
Jeffrey Wadovick (North Kingstown, 2022-02-07)
#44They are stringent to their ability to learn. Give children the same choices as adults, take the burden of an adults fear off the backs of our kids.
Jacqueline Healy (Newport , 2022-02-07)
#45It has been 2 years now since the start of this pandemic, and I myself don't wear a mask and if I go into a store it's never on right. I have yet to contract this virus. It is more important to wash and sanitize your hands.
Tom Shaeffer (North kingstown, 2022-02-07)
#49Make this a choice for parents to choose what is best for their own child.
Amy Raymond (North Kingstown, 2022-02-07)
#58Ending of mask mansates
Donna Burgoyne (Riverside , 2022-02-07)
#59End the mask mandates. It’s time.
Cyndy Bjorn (Saunderstown , 2022-02-07)
#60Sick of the mandates.
Ramona Bessinger (jamestown, 2022-02-07)
#62Masking our/my child(ren) has and will continue to cause social, mental and medical harm. They are continuing to carry the burden of this pandemic when all the necessary tools to fight this virus are now available to all - vaccines, treatments, education and masking if you so choose.
Erica Davies (North Kingstown, 2022-02-07)
#65There are zero reasons for our kids to be wearing masks all day. The people forcing our children to wear masks all day don’t wear masks all day themselves. It’s complete nonsense and needs to end immediately.
Brian Carlson (North Kingstown, 2022-02-07)
#69My daughter attends NKHS through the CTE program, even though we live in EG. It’s time to remove masks or, at the least, make it a CHOICE to wear a mask. Anyone who’s wants to get a vaccine should have by now. Most of us have already had COVID anyway. If you’re immune compromised, continue to mask up if that makes you feel better. Life must go back to some kind of normal! Unmask our Kids!
Aimee Casagrande (East Greenwich, 2022-02-07)
#75The mandate is ridiculous and does not work.
John Litsinger (North Kingstown, 2022-02-07)
#87So many reasons. This needs to end
Chabot Tara (North Kingstown, 2022-02-08)
#88I am a parent of a student in the NK school system and I want to have the choice to mask or not. I agree with the facts and sentiments expressed in this petition.
Lindsay Fair (Saunderstown, 2022-02-08)
#91Parents can choose what's best for their kids.
Michael Coleman (North kingstown, 2022-02-08)
#93I’m signing because our kids mental health is way important than masks that don’t do anything.
Susan Paul (North Kingstown, 2022-02-08)
#96End the mask mandate for students now!
Darren Sullivan (North Kingstown, 2022-02-08)
#97These kids need to return to some normalcy.
Kerri Rogers (East Greenwich , 2022-02-08)
#98Children are unfairly bearing the burden of these rules. Give parents back the freedom of choice.
Edward Tally (Saunderstown, 2022-02-08)
#101Because the government sucks, and they think they can just take our freedom away like nothing but some of us are willing to fight back.
Bryan Lepore (Wakefield , 2022-02-08)
#102No prove that masks are really effective
Elsie du Toit (Flamwood, Klerksdorp, 2022-02-08)
#103Science is showing the masks to be doing more harm than good to school age kids. The time for wearing masks has passed.
Matthew Ryan (North Kingstown, 2022-02-08)
#104Enough is enough!
Melissa Petrangelo (North Kingstown , 2022-02-08)
#106I feel strongly that the negative affect of mandating masks on children far outweighs any positive benefits to society and it has come time to end the policy.
Matt Fair (North Kingstown, 2022-02-08)
#108Cause our admins on all levels have lost their minds!
Michael Reposa (North Kingstown, 2022-02-08)
#111kids hang out outside of school and party with no masks on. people are so sick of wearing them that they wear them improperly. there's no use. mental health is suffering, and people NEED to get over this fear. those that are vaccinated are protected. there's no need for this.
alexa johnsen (north kingstown, 2022-02-08)
#114I have 3 young elementary aged children in the NK school system. The masks need to come off! We are hurting our children and their development... enough is enough!
Stephanie Tally (Saunderstown, 2022-02-08)
#118I work at North Kingstown schools and this needs to end.
Marina Ferrucci (South Kingstown, 2022-02-08)
#123Every single control group randomized study has shown that these masks don't work! (7 of them)This is absolutely ridiculous. anybody with half a brain would realize this. Our kids are being robbed of their childhood and Humanity by wearing these muzzles! End it now!
Gregory Snow (North Kingstown , 2022-02-08)
#124I have three children and enough is enough, we are in the Endemic stage of COVID and this is about selective following of science
3rd grader Hamilton Elementary
7th grader Wickford Midden School
11th grader NKHS
Jason Lafferty (Saunderstown, 2022-02-08)
#126My children are vaccinated!
Natashia Bertrand (North Kingstown, 2022-02-08)
#134It's time to have our kids return to a normal environment. Follow the science. The masks need to go.
Penny Bush (JAMESTOWN, 2022-02-08)
#135I believe these students should be able to attend classes mask free and try to get back on track on how far behind this pandemic has put them all academically and emotionally.
Sheila Frank (Saunderstown, 2022-02-08)
#137Enough is enough. With the vaccines here it’s time to start treating this like the flu. Don’t get me wrong I agree Covid is serious, however we are in a different phase now!
Debra Gallucci (North Kingstown , 2022-02-08)
#138Masks are done. Let the children get back to normal.
Dina Bogosian (North Kingstown , 2022-02-08)
#139I am signing to ask that the NK School committee remove mask mandated for all kids and allow it to be a choice and Allow children to talk at lunch again.
Julie Patricia (North Kingstown, 2022-02-09)
#142I’m signing because the madness needs to end.
Cathy Kupa (North Kingstown , 2022-02-09)
#143I firmly support the unmasking of our children!
Lauren Howard (Saunderstown , 2022-02-09)
#144Although my children no longer attend the north kingstown schools, our friends still do. Covid never posed a threat to children. Masking does not protect our children. It's time to stop the nonsense. Unmask our children!
Dawn Lussier (Exeter, 2022-02-09)
#147It is beyond time to unmask our children. They are the lowest categorical risk, the damage done from masks far out weighs the benefits and everyone has been given ample time to take the precautions and been given resources to protect themselves and their families. Parent choice! Let us decide what is best for our children!
Crystal Harris (Saunderstown , 2022-02-09)
#154I'm signing because masking is ineffective and is detrimental to our children. Masking should be parental choice, if we still live in a free country.
Erik Miller (North Kingstown, 2022-02-09)
#160Enough is enough !!! My autistic son is on his third quarantine since Christmas and has missed hours of services that are owed to him (speech, ot) and do to
Him not being able tolerate a mask
For more than 6 hrs has a longer quarantine!!!! I feel it’s a discrimination against children with any type of disability and I strongly disagree that a child that any child should be punished for not wearing the mask incorrectly!!! The cloth masks are absolutely useless !!! So
Let’s move on !!!
Michelle Lovitz (North Kingstown, 2022-02-09)
#168No masks!!!! Not needed
Ellen Gabriel (Warwick, 2022-02-10)
#176I do not want a mask mandate in school
Lucy Poulin (North Kingstown, 2022-02-10)
#180It is well past time to:
1. Pretend we can stop the spread of COVID. 1/3rd of RI has already tested positive with hundreds more each day.
2. Putting almost the entire burden for COVID on children, who are at lowest risk. Suicide is a.uch bigger risk and continued social isolation doesn't help that. Adults are supposed to protect children- not the other way around.
3. Politicizing children and their mental and physical well being.
Follow the real science and stop the insanity now.
Steve Raymond (North Kingstown , 2022-02-10)
#185I want my 5 year old and 2 year old to have normal, happy school experiences. If this doesnt pass we are moving.
Erica Kirwan Harris (Saunderstown , 2022-02-10)
#190Politics need to be removed from schools, all of your virtue signaling with mask mandates has done nothing but harm children.
Regina Noponen (North Kingstown , 2022-02-10)
#197Other states have had no masking and there are no reports of terrible consequences. If mask wearing does not end we will have to leave the school/state.
Iris Miller (North kingstown, RI, 2022-02-10)
#199Masking our children is abuse. This intervention proved worthless after 2+ years and yet we continued. Masking and keeping children in fearful states towards germs and safety. May we learn from this and never met this happen again.
Melody Rice (North Kingstown , 2022-02-10)
#200Let’s Go Brandon!!!
Zachary Barner (North Kingstown, 2022-02-10)