Parents worried kids won't wear masks in school

After Governor Cuomo's announcement on Friday saying schools can open this fall, some parents have concerns, including whether kids will be able to wear their masks when they should during the school day.

Posted: Aug 8, 2020 2:21 PM
Updated: Aug 8, 2020 7:08 PM

Dolgeville, N.Y. - The Dolgeville Farmer's Market was packed once again this Saturday as it has been all summer since it opened during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of the market-goers on Saturday were parents, parents with the news from Governor Cuomo on Friday regarding the opening of schools still very fresh on their minds.

We spoke to some of them to get their thoughts on sending their kids back to school.

Stacey Barnard of Poland says her biggest concern is whether kids will wear their masks when they should, "I'm just nervous about the little ones wearing a mask all day. It's hard for us to wear a mask just now, so how do you expect them to wear one all day. But I think it's good, get them back in there."

Allison Marquissee of Dolgeville says she and her husband have still not decided whether they will send their kids to school this fall or have them continue virtual learning like they did for the last three months of this past school year, "We are undecided. We are not sure if we are sending our kids to school or not. We've got to make that decision soon according to the school."

As for the Dolgeville Farmers' Market, Manager Christine Reynolds says the turnout this summer continues to be phenomenal, "It is open air, so it's really easy for people to socially distance and also to lessen their transmission as opposed to an indoor space. So people, I think, are very comfortable coming to the market."

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