NSEA tells schools to require masks, if not they face ‘significant legal liability’
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA) sent out a press release to the Nebraska school districts, reminding them that masks are required to be worn. If they are not they are liable for significant legal action for “unreasonably and needlessly exposing students and staff to COVID-19.”
NSEA stresses that the latest Direct Health Measures require essential personnel- which educators are considered- to wear masks. In fact, one of the main reasons school was able to be back in session was because of the mask requirement.
“The science and data are clear: The spread of COVID-19 is minimized when everyone wears face coverings. School districts that do not require students to wear face coverings are unreasonably and needlessly exposing students and staff to COVID-19,” said NSEA President Jenni Benson. “Lack of action in that regard also exposes the district to legal liability.”
According to a copy of the letter sent to school districts, the NSEA felt the need to reinforce the mask mandate in schools learning that “several school districts do not require the use of face coverings despite medical recommendations.”
Read the full press release below: