A New Jersey mother, frustrated her son’s school had not reopened for in-person learning, sent numerous messages to the school district, prompting the assistant superintendent of the district to answer her with an email containing two photos: one of the mother accompanied by four other moms outside without masks and the other showing the woman’s son sledding with 15 other children without masks.
Middlesex Borough schools’ assistant superintendent Paul Rafalowski wrote in the email:
For instance, we know that parents and students are not following the same CDC guidelines that you continue to share with us that detail the importance of social distancing and mask wearing. … Case in point, we were provided a number of photos that illustrate the precise reason our school community remains in Phase 1 (virtual). As you can see from the attached photos, you and four other adults appear in close proximity without a mask. Further, the second photo illustrates 16 children all