Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is clear: it recommends universal indoor masking in schools for all children ages two and up, as well as staff, teachers, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is similarly clear in its recommendation that all children two and over engage in universal masking indoors at school.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 3, 2014) – This week the Institute for Child Success is pleased to honor seven members of the South Carolina General Assembly for their outstanding commitment to South Carolina’s youngest children. The legislators will be honored at the Institute’s annual legislative reception in Columbia on Wednesday, March 5th, for their bipartisan and research-informed efforts to implement policies to improve outcomes for children in the Palmetto State.
The legislators to be honored are:
- Sen. Nikki Setzler (D- Lexington)
- Sen. Thomas Alexander (R- Oconee)
- Sen. Gerald Malloy (D-Darlington)
- Rep. Jay Lucas (R- Darlington)
- Rep. Andy Patrick (R- Hilton Head Island)
- Rep. Jenny Anderson Horne (R- Dorchester)
- Rep. Terry Alexander (D- Florence)
Jamie Moon, President of the Institute for Child Success, noted: “These legislators represent both political parties and the geographical diversity of our state, but they are firmly united in their commitment to improve outcomes for all young children in South Carolina. We are pleased to honor them for their efforts- at the State House and in their local communities- to build a brighter future for the Palmetto State.”
The Institute for Child Success is a research and policy organization that leads public and private partnerships to align and improve resources for the success of young children in South Carolina. A partnership of the Greenville Health System’s Children’s Hospital and the United Way of Greenville County, ICS supports those focused on early childhood development, healthcare, and education—all to coordinate, enhance, and improve those efforts for the maximum effect in the lives of young people. For more information: