Littwin: As culture wars rage around us, Jared Polis gets married without so much as a stir
A divided country fights over abortion, masks, critical race theory and more, but the fight over gay marriage seems to be over, at least in Colorado
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Littwin: In the name of “freedom,” America ranks 40th in the world for those fully vaccinated. Seriously.
The question isn’t whether Biden’s 6-part vaccination plan, which includes mandates, is a power grab. (It isn’t.) The question is whether we still qualify as a serious country.
Most Colorado students now attend schools in districts that have mask mandates
At least 78% of Colorado students in preschool through 12th grade now attend school under a mask mandate
Colorado parents are trying to get around school mask mandates with dubious doctor’s notes
Pediatricians across the state are being bombarded with requests for doctor’s notes as parents try to get their kids exempt from wearing a mask at school despite few medical-based reasons to do so.
Two years into Colorado’s home school boom, pandemic uncertainties bring new families into the fold
The state’s population of home-school students doubled in the year after the pandemic hit classrooms. The growth could be long-lasting.
Boulder County now requires masks indoors — whether you’re vaccinated or not
The county is among the first few in the state that now require mandatory masking indoors for the general public since the statewide mandate was lifted earlier this year
Opinion: Universal masking is vital to keeping children safe, and schools open
Virus transmission closes schools. Masks block transmission, says the chief medical officer of Children’s Hospital Colorado
Tri-County Health mandates masks for people in schools, removes ability of counties to opt out
Health agency invalidates decisions by Douglas, Adams counties to opt out of school masking rules
Adams County opts out of Tri-County’s students mask mandate
The vote followed an anti-mask rally outside the Adams County Government Center in Brighton and a 30-minute discussion among the board that drew raucous responses from the audience
Colorado voters split along party lines on mask and vaccine mandates in schools
Parents as a whole were almost evenly split on whether masks should be required in schools, a new poll finds
Douglas County schools sticks with student mask mandate despite commissioners’ opt out
The opt-out vote left it up to the school district to decide whether to move forward with its new mark rule
“Surrounded by toxicity”: As Colorado schools reopen, pandemic-fueled politics overwhelm classrooms
The school year is starting off in turmoil as mask mandates in some districts divide families and educators.
Littwin: Jared Polis said basically all the right things about how schools can reopen safely. He still got everything wrong
Colorado’s governor agrees that masks in school are important in the age of the delta variant of COVID, but not important enough to mandate them
How metro Denver school districts differ on COVID-19 mask rules
School districts across the Denver metro area are taking different approaches to mask-wearing as they prepare for the new academic year
Denver Public Schools, Colorado’s largest district, will require face masks for all students and staff
Denver’s policy is in line with guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said last week that all students and staff should wear masks regardless of vaccination status