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Parents in the Western Dubuque Community School District are taking a stand against forced masking. According to the website masksoffmykids.com, beginning on Tuesday, May 11, the masks are coming off for good.

“Starting on Tuesday, May 11 and EVERY DAY thereafter we’re sending our kids to school without masks,” the website states. “If they send our kids home, so be it and we’ll do it again the next day. If they give our kids detention for not masking, we pick them up when schools is out – NO DETENTION!”

Parents are encouraged to send a new medical exemption form with their child to school every day.

There is a petition being sent to the Western Dubuque Community School District demanding mask requirements within the district become voluntary effective on May 11.

“We as parents have the right to choose what is best for our own children,” the petition states. “We understand the current guidelines and mandates within the school district and the county that are in place and accept personal responsibility for our actions to defy said mandates.

“If this action will not be taken, we may be forced to find a school district that does have voluntary mask requirements and we are hereby requesting your permission for open enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year.”

Download and Fill out the Western Dubuque Petition (PDF)

There is also a lengthy list of questions the group is asking the health policymakers in the county of Dubuque.

  1. What are the top ten morbidities in the county of Dubuque in the last five years?
    a. 2016 – 2020
  2. What are the total deaths in the county of Dubuque in the last five years by year?
  3. What are the death totals by the top ten morbidities, by year, for the last five years in the county of Dubuque?
  4. What is the average number of comorbidities of those deaths attributed to covid 19 in the county of Dubuque?
  5. What are the death rate totals for covid 19 for people with zero comorbidities in the county of Dubuque?
  6. What is the processing lab for the covid 19 PCR test for the county of Dubuque?
  7. What is the cycle threshold for the PCR test run in the county of Dubuque?
  8. Has the cycle threshold for the PCR test in the county of Dubuque changed since the tests began in January 2020?
    a. If yes, detail the changes, when they happened, and the threshold rate at the point of change.
  9. What is the total number of covid 19 cases diagnosed in the county of Dubuque since January 2020?
    a. What is the recovery rate for those diagnosed with covid 19?
  10. What is the average time to recovery for covid 19 diagnoses in the county of Dubuque?
  11. What is the prescribed medical action for these positive diagnoses in the county of Dubuque?
    a. What diagnosis of covid 19 triggers hospitalization of patients in the county of Dubuque?
  12. What is the false positive diagnosis rate for the covid 19 PCR test in the county of Dubuque?
  13. What are the independent studies used to validate the efficacy of face masks in preventing the transmission of covid19?
    a. What are the results of these studies?
    b. What are the dates of these studies?
  14. When and where was the covid 19 virus isolated and identified?
  15. Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis (nih.gov)
  16. Stanford study quietly published at NIH.gov proves face masks are absolutely worthless against Covid (noqreport.com)

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Author: Jacob Hall