CT education commissioner visits Bridgeport as state weighs mask mandate

The state education commissioner visited a summer computer coding program at Geraldine Claytor Magnet Academy Thursday.

News 12 Staff

Jul 29, 2021, 7:39 PM

Updated 1,023 days ago

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The state education commissioner visited a summer computer coding program at Geraldine Claytor Magnet Academy Thursday.
Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker was surrounded by children all wearing masks.
Russell-Tucker says she’s heard opinions from hundreds of parents and school leaders on whether the state should require it. She will help decide if the state will require all schools to mask up, or if they will leave it up to individual districts. Several students who spoke with News 12 say they expect to be wearing masks this fall.
Analisse Figueroa is a sixth grade student who believes in the importance of masks. "There are some kids that are still too young and the virus is still around,” says Figueroa.
Gov. Ned Lamont says he's inclined to follow the new CDC recommendations, but exact guidelines for schools will be released in a few weeks.


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