Senator David Gallegos Urges Secretary of Education to End Mask Mandate in Schools
New Mexico’s holdout as one of the last states with a child mask mandate demonstrates PED is fighting against scientific consensus
SANTA FE – Following announcements this week that New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Oregon will remove masking requirements for school children, Senator David Gallegos (District 41-Lea and Eddy) today submitted a letter to Secretary of Education, Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, urging the Governor’s Administration to follow suit.
Senator Gallegos released the following statement regarding his letter to the Secretary:
“I hate to see it, but it seems as though New Mexico is at the bottom of another bad list. We are now one of the last holdouts to accept the widespread conclusion that there are demonstrable drawbacks to masking our kids and very little data, if any, to support their continued use. As a state, we must begin our transition to normalcy now, beginning with our kids who are most resilient to the virus and most impacted by masking and lockdowns. I urge the Governor and the Secretary to follow the lead of these other states by immediately rescinding the statewide school masking policy.”
Senator Gallegos’ letter to Secretary Steinhaus is attached.