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Board of Education candidates talk masks, COVID-19 policies

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MONROE, CT — Justin Orlando, a Republican candidate for the Board of Education who opposes masks mandates, actually wore his views on his chest throughout an interview at Starbucks Friday morning. His T-shirt stated, “Breaking News: Fresh Air is Still Fresh Air.”

He disagrees with Gov. Ned Lamont having sole authority on how the state handles the pandemic, together with the chief order requiring masking in colleges.

“I am not anti-mask. I am pro choice,” Orlando stated. “This forces people to do what they disagree with. The governor is mandating that I mask my kids.”

Justin Orlando

Orlando stated he personally doesn’t consider masks are efficient towards the unfold of the coronavirus, however believes dad and mom ought to have the fitting to make their very own resolution on whether or not to ship their youngsters to highschool with a masks.

He stated dad and mom who favor masks could be simply as upset if the governor pressured their youngsters to go to highschool mask-less. “We should all be supportive of parental choice,” Orlando stated.