Lawmakers rethink mask policies as more children are sent into quarantine
First day of school at Los Angeles Unified School District in Daniel Webster Middle School on Aug. 16, 2021, in Los Angeles. - Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Misty Russell, a mother of three, had just moved to Greenville, South Carolina, and was ecstatic for her 8-year-old daughter to attend school in-person in a new state and school district. But, after visiting her daughter’s elementary school in August, she noticed most adults did not have on a mask, and her excitement turned into anger and fear, she said. And last week, her daughter’s class was exposed to COVID-19, forcing the child and her classmates to quarantine and transition to virtual learning. “The school’s job is to provide a safe environment for your kids to go to school ... which they...