The first ever use of dress codes for good

Texas school district to require masks as part of dress code:

"The Texas Governor does not have the authority to usurp the Board of Trustees' exclusive power and duty to govern and oversee the management of the public schools of the district. Nothing in the Governor's Executive Order 38 states he has suspended Chapter 11 of the Texas Education Code, and therefore the Board has elected to amend its dress code consistent with its statutory authority," the district stated in a press release after the meeting.

The change is not permanent as Trustee Dr. Bert Strom said the dress code will be revisited at each monthly board meeting. Strom, who made the motion for the change to the dress code, said the wording -- "For health reasons, masks are required for all employees and students to mitigate flu, cold, pandemic, and any other communicable diseases" -- came at the advice of the district's attorney.

Izzyiz98:

If they're considering mask wearing a choice, then ladies you better put on your tiniest spaghetti strap crop tops, Teeny tiny skirts and challenge that dress code since they're unable to enforce a choice.

@nytimes: "Wearing a mask is a personal choice, and there is no practical way to enforce a mandate to wear them," the superintendent of a Georgia school district wrote in a letter after a widely circulated photo showed a packed hallway on the first day of classes

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6 Responses:

  1. Spinkter says:

    Gonna copy-and-paste my comment to boingboing:

    Waiting for Abbott to issue a statement to the effect of “Well, I’m glad you finally figured it out.”, similar to what happened last year when municipalities found a loophole in his exec order about mask enforcement.

    If it sounds stupid, that’s because it is stupid, but the nefarious part is that it consolidates his base because he wasn’t forced to budge on his policies. The (inadvertent) loopholes give him an out, and he gets to have it both ways. Last year, he was a lucky asshole that came out looking squeaky-clean (to his base), and it looks like it’ll happen again this year.

    • Dude says:

      I mean... it's not like this MAGAsshole who's against COVID protections suddenly caught COVID or something (like how Trump did).

      • Erin M says:

        “Governor Abbott is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in good health, and currently experiencing no symptoms,” the statement continued.

        Well well... Yeah, he's in good health and experiencing no symptoms... BECAUSE HE'S VACCINATED!

        (maybe it'd be better if he wasn't)

        • jwz says:

          SawyerHackett:

          There are 12,227 Texans sleeping in ICU beds tonight who aren't getting the Regeneron treatment Greg Abbott is getting -- and he doesn't have symptoms.

          • bibulb says:

            Sweet zombie jesus, THIIIIS.
            He's been vaccinated, he's getting preventative treatment anyways, (as of right now) he's asymptomatic - he's going to come out "just fine", and use that outcome to "prove" that COVID isn't a big problem, that large gatherings like the ones he just attended are perfectly fine, and that as long as you're vaxxed masks are unnecessary.

            Meanwhile, hospitals across the state are breaking the fuck down because we've got a death cult running our state government.
            (Thankfully, at least most of the large urban centers here in Texas have COUNTY leadership that's trying to help people.)

            • Erin M says:

              A little blurb from Dr. John Campbell's youtube video for 19 August:

              Data for New York May 3 to July 25:
              N = 10.5 million
              Modest drop in vaccine effectiveness against lab confirmed infection
              May 3, 91.7%
              July 25, 79.8%

              But

              Age adjusted effectiveness against hospitalizations
              May 3, 91.9% to 95.3%
              July 25, 91.9% to 95.3%

              So vaccines are officially considerably less effective against Delta infection (the bad), however the chances of hospitalization WITH infection haven't changed (the good).

              Thus, the maskless wonders are spreading droplets like lawn sprinklers, infection occurs in even vaccinated people, and a new mutation produces a new, more dangerous variant. Because maskholes care about no one but themselves. And, they don't even really care about themselves because, as bibulb says, it's a bloody death cult! They really think Jeebus is going to save them...

              Can I get off this ride now? Please?

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