(CBS DETROIT) – A group of angry parents says they’re fighting for their children’s rights, and forcing kids to wear masks is an over-reach.
On Tuesday, Aug. 24, the Oakland County Health Division issued a mandatory mask policy for schools.READ MORE: U Of M Establishes New Sexual Misconduct Policy For Employees, Students
The emergency order states that proper masking is the most effective mitigation strategy for preventing secondary transmission in schools when COVID-19 is circulating.
On Wednesday, Aug. 25, hundreds of parents and supporters stormed the North Oakland Health Center in Pontiac, pushing for county officials to drop the mask mandate.
Aimee Lloyd is a parent in the Brandon School District.READ MORE: AG Nessel Reissues Consumer Alerts Amid Flooding, Power Outages In Michigan
She says families should have the freedom to choose, and county officials need to respect the parents’ decisions.
“I think at the end of the day, no matter what side we are on, we all want the same thing for our families,” said Lloyd. “We want them safe. We want them happy. We may go about it differently, but right now, we’re all trying to navigate this the best we can.”
The new order affects more than 210,000 students in 28 districts.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Charged In Non-Fatal Shooting In Detroit
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