Toms River Schools Fought The Mask Mandate, Now Experiencing A COVID-19 Crisis
TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Toms River Regional School District has been one of the staunchest opponents of the Phil Murphy school mask mandate and now, they’re paying for it according to the Star Ledger. District officials cited the high temperatures at the beginning of the school year as the reason why students were not required to wear face masks, but now, 217 students and 33 employees have tested positive for the virus, the paper reported today.
The district has 887 students now in COVID-19 quarantine with a higher rate of infection per student and staff than any other district in New Jersey.
School board member Joseph Nardini, a Republican has lead the charge against the Murphy mask mandate. In May, Nardini sent a letter of disapproval to the governor over the new school mask mandate.
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