Saturday morning on WCLK's The Local Take we continue our coverage of COVID-19 in our community. With the return of in-person school and the rise of COVID-19 variants, this period focuses on children. Thankfully many systems in metro Atlanta have mask mandates in place. Science tells us that masks are essential to protect children under twelve who cannot be vaccinated. Hopefully, our 12 – to 17-year-olds are participating in the call to become vaccinated. Another detriment to our children was the virtual school environment last year.