A new video of children celebrating as their school’s mask mandate is lifted has gone viral across social media.
As the Omicron surge is fading, America is starting to loosen restrictions and the kids couldn’t be happier.
The video was shared online by Courtney Holland, the vice-chair & national committeewoman for the Nevada Young Republicans.
The video shows a teacher telling students they no longer need to wear masks to school.
Their reaction to the news says it all.
Holland captioned the video: “Stop what you’re doing and watch this.
“Kids at a Las Vegas elementary school burst out into cheers after learning they no longer have to wear a mask to school.”
Stop what you’re doing and watch this.
Kids at a Las Vegas elementary school burst out into cheers after learning they no longer have to wear a mask to school pic.twitter.com/xIuHgFtmHo
— Courtney Holland ???????? (@hollandcourtney) February 11, 2022
On Thursday, Nevada Democrat Governor Steve Sisolak removed the state’s mask mandate for indoor settings.
“Masks will no longer be required in public places, but there are still some locations where you may be asked to wear a mask,” said Sisolak.
“Please be as considerate and as kind as you can possibly be.
“I encourage everyone to follow your conscience..
“I think we’re taking another step forward,” he added.
When asked if he was moving too soon, he said:
“There’s a wide range of opinions on this.
“I have to make the decision and balance all the factors and data provided to me.
“I feel now is an appropriate time to move forward.
“I respect the CDC.
“I’m hopeful that there won’t be another variant or more severe variant.
“We’re in a good position to drop this.
“Everyone wants to get back to their normal life, whatever normal is,” he said.
The mask mandate will lift for all Nevadans, regardless of vaccination status. Individual businesses will be able to institute their own mask guidance if they choose.
Also, the governor’s office encouraged any at-risk individuals with underlying health issues to continue to wear masks to to help protect their persons.
Nevada’s mask guidance has been in lockstep with Centers for Disease Control guidance since July 2021.
Counties had to show low or moderate COVID-19 transmission for two consecutive weeks in order to lift the mask mandate in that county.
Industry Notice 2022-11: Emergency Directive 052 (update on mask mandate): pic.twitter.com/dE8StBDGeG
— Nevada Gaming Control Board (@NevadaGCB) February 10, 2022