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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) administration is recommending children and adults wear masks in schools, but is not mandating them.

In a 14-page document released by the Virginia Department of Health on Wednesday, the agency detailed ways to keep schools safe as they prepare to reopen for the next school year.

The department wants masks to be worn at all times in elementary schools until children are eligible for the vaccine. Middle schools and high schools should have a minimum requirement for unvaccinated students and faculty to wear masks indoors. 

A press release from the governor says the approach allows local communities and schools to implement rules “based on community level conditions and public health recommendations,” The Associated Press reported. 

Along with masks, the state government recommends schools heavily promote vaccines, maintain social distancing and conduct frequent testing.

“Getting your shot will protect you, your family, and your community — and it is the only way we can beat this pandemic once and for all,” Northam said. 

Vaccinations are currently only approved in the U.S. for those aged 12 or older. Vaccine makers are in the process of getting the vaccine approved for younger children.

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Nancy Pelosi’s Unconditional Surrender to Coronavirus: Orders Police to Arrest Mask Mandate Defiers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday gave her absolute, unconditional surrender to the Chinese coronavirus by forcing Congressional members and staff to wear special “well-fitted” super masks, before ordering the U.S. Capitol Police to arrest those who do not comply.

In a Capitol Police Bulletin she specified “all USCP personnel must wear a mask at all times when in interior spaces throughout the Capitol Grounds.” Additionally, she directed officers who work on the House side of the Capitol to “enforce” the policy on staff and visitors.

However, it noted that applies to members, any of the defiers should not be arrest but “reported to the House Sergeant at Arms’ office” to be dealt with. The order states visitors and staff who refuse to comply with her orders, after being warned once, and refuses “comply or leave the premises after being asked to do so would be subject to an arrest for Unlawful Entry.”

The directive follows her past orders on vaccinations for all on Capitol Hill.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi / Facebook

“If staffers, who are accompanying a Member, refuses to wear a mask, that refusal should be noted and reported to a supervisor who will, in turn, refer the matter to the House Sergeant at Arms,” the noticed stated.

Breitbart News previously reported on Capitol’s Attending Physician, Brian Monahan, newer “guidance” for members are staff to wear special ‘well-fitted” super masks:

The Capitol’s Attending Physician, Brian Monahan, Tuesday said he is now advising Congressional members, and staff is to wear a “well-fitted” super mask while inside if “other individuals are present.”

He wants the special mask worn everywhere by everyone: The House Office Buildings, the Halls of the House, and House Committee Meetings. He noted that the masks are now required everywhere, and masks will be provided to those without. Individuals who do not obey will receive fines.

Interestingly enough, one of the masks Monahan is suggesting to use is the Chinese version of the American medical mask know as N95, but, as Forbes pointed out, nearly 70 percent of Chinese KN95 masks tested last year did not meet U.S. standards for filtration efficiency.

Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) tweeted pictures of the USCP Bulletin, saying this is “today’s edition of Pelosi’s abuse of power, Capitol Police have been directed to arrest staff and visitors to comply with her mask mandate for vaccinated individuals.”

“For Members, they advise not arresting but ‘reporting Members to SAA for their failure to comply.'” she added.

In today’s edition of Pelosi’s abuse of power, Capitol Police have been directed to arrest staff and visitors to comply with her mask mandate for vaccinated individuals.

For Members, they advise not arresting but “reporting Members to SAA for their failure to comply.”

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— Congresswoman Kat Cammack (@RepKatCammack) July 29, 2021

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) responded to the news of Pelosi’s surrender by tweeting, “This is INSANE.”

“Might as well come into my office and arrest my entire staff. We are not wearing masks. I support the Capitol Hill Police, but the Chief of Police made a mistake here. The physician and the chief of police don’t have this authority,” he added

This is INSANE. Might as well come into my office and arrest my entire staff. We are not wearing masks. I support the Capitol Hill Police, but the Chief of Police made a mistake here. The physician and the chief of police don’t have this authority. https://t.co/CgiSuNvE8c

— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) July 29, 2021

The last time Pelosi gave a mask mandate, members of the media patrolled the halls of Congress to catch and name Republicans for violating the speaker’s anti-CDC guidelines for wearing masks inside the Capitol.

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