The Vermont Department of Health worked with stakeholders in summer 2020 to decide the school masking policy. Audio and video of their public meetings compiled in the video above show how stakeholders influenced public health policy.
The 6-minute video composed from clips of public meetings held by the Vermont Department of Health in summer 2020 shows why the masking age was dropped to 2 years old, and why mask exemptions are impossible to get.
As one adviser behind the masking policy states: “What’s fascinating about the dynamics of the group is they’re different than childcare providers. The guy that represents the union for teachers, and actually the NEA as well, are very clear everyone … should be required [to wear masks], including the littlest kids.”