Georgia mom Courtney Ann Taylor went viral this week after she pleaded with school board members to end the Covid-19 mask mandate in schools.
Taylor addressed Gwinnett County Board of Education members at its meeting on April 15. She ripped the members for dragging their feet on the mask mandate for over a month.
“If you truly mean that you would end the mask requirement tonight,” Taylor said.
She noted that it’s been over a year since the pandemic started, several vaccines are available, and every adult who wants the vaccines can have one.
“Every one of us knows that young children are not affected by this virus, and that’s a blessing” she said. “But as the adults what have we done with that blessing? We’ve shoved it to the side and we’ve said, ‘we don’t care. You’re still going to wear a mask on your face every day … You still can’t play together on the playground like normal children … We don’t care. We’re still going to force you to carry a burden that was never yours to carry.’ Shame on us!”
Taylor said that her 6-year-old daughter complains that she doesn’t want to wear the mask anymore.
“It’s April 15, 2021, and it’s time. Take these masks off of my child,” Taylor said, as the room erupted in applause.
The video of Taylor’s emotional plea went viral on social media.
Watch the video below.