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Parents get coached on how to escape mask and vaccine rules

Virus Outbreak-Exemptions
Posted at 12:26 PM, Aug 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-21 15:26:05-04

ALSEA, Ore. (AP) — Across the U.S., some public officials and other community leaders are trying to help people come up with ways to get exempted from having to wear masks or get vaccinated against COVID-19.

They're offering exemption letters and other strategies for skirting such requirements.

An Oregon school superintendent, for example, is telling parents they can get their children out of wearing masks by citing federal disability law.

Some experts and political leaders say these attempted workarounds are dishonest and irresponsible and could undermine efforts to beat back the highly contagious delta variant.