For Immediate Release  

Contact: Senator Chris Kapenga: (608) 266-9174 


Parents and Students Should Decide About Mask Use in Schools


Madison, WI — Senator Chris Kapenga (R - Delafield) issued the following statement in support of schools ending mask mandates:

“I stand with the passionate and caring parents and students in Waukesha County, and across Wisconsin, who are showing up at school board meetings and letting their voice be heard at schools to fight for their right to make decisions about what’s best with regard to the use of masks in the classroom. Too many school leaders have become paralyzed by the pressure of fear-filled talking points that don’t stand up under scrutiny with the scientific studies that show our schools are safe. So many schools have done a phenomenal job of offering in-person learning throughout this ordeal—I encourage them to continue to lead by example and end the mandatory use of masks.”