Last Updated on February 13, 2022
A classroom full of elementary school kids in Las Vegas, Nevada erupted into ecstatic cheers when the young students were told they’ll no longer be forced to spend the day wearing a COVID mask, bringing a long-awaited end to roughly two years of politically-charged shutdowns and mask mandates.
“Starting tomorrow we don’t have to wear masks anymore!” a voice can be heard shouting behind the camera, much to the delight of the young students, who let out ecstatic cheers upon hearing the news, clapping their hands and jumping up and down around their desks.
“Is anybody excited!?” the voice asks above the noise, to a universal response of “yes!” and even more thunderous applause from the school kids.
Video footage of the joyous occasion was shared to Twitter and went viral on the platform almost immediately, with thousands of users expressing their relief that the kids will no longer be forced to cover their faces in school. Sprinkled in among the positive comments were a few left-wing naysayers, apparently dumbfounded by the happiness of children, with some of them even wishing a COVID-induced death upon the students and their parents.
Kids in Las Vegas react to hearing they don’t have to wear masks in school any more. pic.twitter.com/RGc3hsvX75
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 11, 2022
The good news came following an executive order from Nevada’s Democrat Governor Steve Sisolak, who ended Nevada’s wide-reaching mask mandate after several months of political pressure from lawmakers and voters, who have pointed to scientific evidence proving that masks have done nothing to stop the spread or severity of COVID-19, especially in school settings when enforced on children. Nevada was one of just a handful of states to still be enforcing a statewide mask mandate, and the Draconian measure has become a flashpoint in that state’s politics, dogging Sisolak’s 2022 campaign for re-election.
While the kids in the video were relieved to hear that masks are on their way out, other schoolchildren across Nevada may not be so lucky, as Democrat Governor Sisolak’s executive order doesn’t bar school mask mandates outright, but leaves the decision over whether to mandate mask use up to individual school districts.
Democrats across the country have engaged in a rapid reversal of opinion on mask mandates in recent weeks, with several Democrat lawmakers getting behind Republican efforts to undo the unpopular mandates, while others have doubled down on the issue, seemingly endorsing permanent mask ordinances.
As National File previously reported, a top adviser to House Democrat and 1/6 Committee member Elaine Luria drew the ire of parents in Virginia recently, when he called maskless schoolchildren “dickheads” and suggested teachers retaliate against them by lowering their grades. An executive order by Virginia’s new Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin eliminated public school mask mandates in that state, but left-wing school districts and Democrat lawmakers have refused to abide by the order, and are continuing to force children to cover their faces in school as a legal battle unfolds.