High school students at school, wearing N95 Face masks. Sitting in a classroom.

Experts say students should return to classrooms with masks. But what do Savannah area parents say?

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending all children 2 years old and older wear masks when learning in person.

The new recommendations come after just 6% and 5% of people 19 years old and younger have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Georgia and South Carolina.

Parents in the Savannah area have mixed feelings about the new recommendation.

“I understand the need for masks and to slow down the spread of the virus,” said Savannah Chatham County Public School System parent Lacey Hackett. “But I’m at the point where our kids have been outside all summer long around everybody not wearing masks and I don’t want to put them back in masks going to school but I mean if that’s what the school are saying we need to do in order to go back in person I mean they’re going to have to wear a mask.”

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