BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — The debate over making up in schools continues after a statewide mask mandate was approved by a General Assembly Committee last week — requiring masks be worn in all public schools by students, employees and visitors.

But in Harford County, one group of parents is still upset and they’re protesting.

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“Parents are having problems with the whole mask mandate,” said Benjamin Heiser, Uniting Harford County.

Harford County parents saying no to the state-wide mask mandate and are now bringing their concerns to the County Council.

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“I’m hoping they’ll be energized enough to take the state on,” said Heiser.

A week ago, the school board announced their meeting will be virtual-only after dozens of parents protested outside of a school board meeting in August, disrupting the meeting.

Now parents are hoping the Harford county council will listen.

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“Unfortunately our county councilmen they have to listen to what we would normally tell the school board however the school board is virtual and you can’t really say anything,” said Heiser.

Annie Rose Ramos