Sen. Somers: Mask-wearing in schools is negatively impacting students

February 17, 2022

From The Day of New London:

Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, said the “supposed hearing” on the executive orders “was really anything but a public hearing.”

“It was a shortened forum, and the people sitting on that forum weren’t even allowed to ask the questions that they had,” she said.

“I think one of the most frustrating parts about doing this today is we’ve known about these deadlines for months,” Somers said later. “What have we been doing to not have a full public hearing on each one of these executive orders before today?”

Somers and other Republicans argued that mask-wearing in schools is negatively impacting students, particularly in terms of behavior and learning quality.