A new law is in effect in Virginia that allows parents to opt out of masks for their children in school.   Governor Youngkin signed it into law yesterday. 

 Earlier this week, the Lynchburg City School Board voted to drop the mask mandate beginning March 1st , which the law allows. Lynchburg  Councilman Chris Faraldi sent school board members a letter thanking them for the decision but questioning the delay: 

Lynchburg Councilman Chris Faraldi says he wants the School Board to lift the mandate immediately, but he still thinks the decision is a victory: 

Faraldi says he now wants to work on making masks mandatory for teachers as well.