"It's not healthy for these students to be sitting there all day, 6-year-old kids in kindergarten covered in masks," Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said.
Tucker Carlson repeated the inflammatory remark during segments about vaccine efficacy and the CDC's guidance around the wearing of masks.
The Ohio representative's comments came after Capitol physician Brian Monahan announced that face masks would be required again in the House.
CDC data shows that the weekly average number of daily cases has continued to increase over the past week. As of Monday, the U.S. was averaging at least 53,772 daily new COVID-19 cases.
It comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccinated people wear masks in indoor settings in areas where vaccination rates are low.
"The best way to stay safe is to get vaccinated, we're really strongly encouraging everyone to do just that," Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Tuesday.
"Parents, share your concerns with your schools. They need to hear from you." Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler tweeted on Tuesday.
U.S. President Joe Biden is defending updated CDC guidelines that say even people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should wear masks in some places.
Dr. Yvonne Maldonado told Newsweek how parents can keep their kids safe indoors, outdoors, during summer camps and at schools when they reopen in the fall.
Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, which have seen a surge in COVID transmission rates, may be some of the areas where the CDC recommends vaccinated people wear a mask.
"Who knows what would have happened if I was unvaccinated," UC Davis Dr. Christian Sandrock said. "I personally think I would have a much worse outcome."
The Republican governor didn't impose a statewide mask mandate in Florida and recently lifted local restrictions.
Residents of San Mateo County have mostly backed the reintroduction of a mask policy as the area sees a "troublesome" rise of COVID cases.
"If you're asking if I'm part of the discussion, yes I am," the infectious disease expert told CNN's Jake Tapper.
An American Airlines flight was reportedly delayed about two hours Friday after a passenger allegedly refused to wear a mask and became unruly.
While the CDC has said vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or social distance, major cities are considering reinstating mask mandates.
Health officials are concerned that more kids are being hospitalized with the Delta variant and are asking people to wear masks in hopes of protecting them.
In COVID-19 hot spots, such as Arkansas and Missouri, mask mandates are being discussed but have not yet been imposed.
Breast milk could also help soothe ear infections, eczema and teething pain, among other common conditions, Healthline says.
"I suspect time will reveal that masks, while arguably promoting health, also endanger the health of those who wear them," Brooks wrote in a letter to Biden on Monday.
The family was later permitted to board a different flight home, according to the airline.
"We need to prioritize getting children back into schools alongside their friends and their teachers" and "making sure it happens safely," an AAP doctor said.
The vocal group targeted a shopping center in West Los Angeles, urging people to take off their masks while claiming the vaccine was killing people.
Charles and Camilla were seen without masks on the day COVID-19 restrictions were significantly eased. Charles' brother was seen masked-up less than 24-hours earlier.
The man who was struck on the train is still recovering in the hospital; the suspect has not been identified.
Jerome Adams, Vivek Murthy's predecessor, said he's against allowing vaccinated individuals to go maskless in all situations.
"CDC was well intended, but the message was misinterpreted, premature, & wrong. Let's fix it," Adams tweeted.
The incident took place in the Dive Ghat neighborhood of Pune, a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
Of the thousands of unruly passenger instances reported to the FAA, over half relate to noncompliance with mask mandates.
Two women punched a laundromat employee in the face and broke a vase over his head in Brooklyn after the man asked them to put on a mask.