16 Virginia schools DEFYING Youngkin’s order to lift the mask mandate

16 Virginia schools are defying Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s first day in office order lifting the mask mandate for children.

Per Newsmax “16 school divisions have vowed to keep mask mandates, defying Youngkin’s executive order banning them — setting up another political fight in Virginia over schools versus parents, leading the governor to vow to use “every resource within the governor’s authority” to protect parents’ rights.”

Virginia Democrats cheered the move, tweeting “From Arlington to Albemarle, school divisions across Virginia are rejecting Glenn Youngkin’s dangerous anti-science executive action and keeping mask requirements in schools to ensure the health and safety of K-12 students in the Commonwealth.”

Youngkin said Sunday “We wrote the order to give school systems basically eight days to get ready, to listen to parents and the fact that tweet came out from Arlington County within minutes of my executive order, what that tells is me they haven’t listened to parents yet. If there’s one thing that everybody heard in November is it is time to listen to parents.

“So over the course of this week, I hope they will listen to parents, because we will use every resource within the governor’s authority to explore what we can do and will do in order to make sure that parents will have their rights protected,” he added.