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Arkansas Physician Warns of Dire Consequences for School Districts with No Mask Mandates

Dr. Joe Thompson leads Arkansas Center for Health Improvement in Little Rock.

Over a third of school districts in the Arkansas have mandated masks for students, teachers and staff so far, leaving a majority of school populations at risk during the COVID-19 Delta variant surge gripping the nation. Arkansas Center for Health Improvement chief Dr. Joe Thompson says masks are an easy, safe and reliable solution to saving lives. 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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