A group of concerned parents rallied in front of the Calgary Board of Education headquarters, advocating against Alberta guidelines mandating children to wear masks in schools when distancing is not possible.
A group of around 30 people waved signs with anti-mask messaging and chanted slogans towards passing traffic, highlighting their discontent with provincial mask policies.
On the advice of Alberta Health Services, CBE implemented a mask-use mandate in August for all students in kindergarten through Grade 12. The policy does not require students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 to wear a mask inside classrooms when they are working within their cohort group.
Students in higher grades are not obligated to wear a mask when sitting with others, so long as they are physically distanced.
Masks are also not required during recess, indoor or outdoor physical activity, or while eating and drinking.
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