In Billings, Montana, the Billings Superintendent went against his own word and has suddenly reversed course regarding the mask mandate for all school children in Billings Montana.
In a letter that was sent to all, the SD2 stakeholder’s dated August 21, 2021, Greg Upham, Superintendent, penned and sent notification that “all students, employees, and visitors during the normal school day at our K-12 schools will be required to wear mask.”
Upham went on to say that “Based on the reported COVID-19 infections in Yellowstone County, including the steadily rising number amongst school-aged children, the outbreak with our students.”
The timing of Greg Upham ‘s announcement was horrifically off. as the public had been told by Greg Upham months before that no COVID-19 mask mandate would be issued.
Greg Upham blamed the SkyView High students who were participating in an extracurricular activity as the reason for his change of mind.
Upham stated: “In the last 48 hours I learned that what started as one positive student case of COVID-19, increased to at least ten percent of that team, in just a few days.”
Greg Upham goes on and indicated that, “These were students who, for the most part, were together outside, not inside in close proximity like we see in a normal indoor school setting. IF this same rate of transmission occurred in our classrooms during the first week of school, we could potentially have hundreds, if not thousands, of or students out of class within a short time frame if we do not mask.”
The Wyoming News reached out to one Montana parent who’s comment speaks volumes. “May the Law suits begin.”