Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has hit the apology circuit for her mask faux pas during her visit to an elementary school in Decatur, GA. Abrams was reading to children and photographed, many times, without a mask. In her apology video, Abrams stresses “protocols matter.”
“I approached the podium with my mask on. I followed the protocols. I told the kids I’m taking my mask off because I’m reading to kids who are listening remotely as well, and we were socially distanced — the kids were socially distanced from me,” Abrams said in an interview on CNN’s “OutFront” with Erin Burnett.
“In the excitement after I finished, because it was so much fun working with those kids, I took a picture, and that was a mistake. Protocols matter, and protecting our kids is the most important thing, and anything that can be perceived as undermining that is a mistake, and I apologize,” she added.
Meanwhile, Connecticut, Oregon, New Jersey, and Delaware are dropping state enforced mask mandates in schools.