I am sorry but not wearing masks during a mask mandate is *so* not cool. Teaching kids that following laws is optional is nothing i would support ever.
It was not about children not following laws, it was about little kids(6-8yrs old) being forgetful while waiting in line, it was about putting a mask down for safety reasons because it was flopping to cover eyes while flipping...then forgetting to put it back up.
All of the kids wore masks, however some of the younger kids had to put them down/take them off to safely participate in activities(which whether this was allowed by law or not, had to be done-safety is the priority!!). Being young children, sometimes they would forget things & while the coaches tried super hard to constantly remind them, things happen!!
The day the health inspector came, there were over 40 girls in the gym....ONE had her mask on her chin...$500 fine for the business owner...is THAT fair?!?!?!
So yes, I was happy to sit outside and provide warning, so the coaches could check every child's face and be sure their mask was in the right place.
You can go to HECK with your righteous indignation as far as I'm concerned!! I did what I felt was right and I would do it again!!!
P.S. masks don't really work against covid in the first place, so I couldn't care less, however that is beside the point. We complied with the mandates set forth, we supplied masks to the gym for the kids who forgot to bring them, however we refused to participate in the "punishment phase"(otherwise known as a witchhunt) against little, forgetful kids & their gymnastics coaches who were doing their best to balance mandates vs safety and reality!!