CV NEWS FEED // A Florida judge has ruled that public schools can impose mask mandates, overturning the governor’s executive order.
Judge John Cooper ruled in favor of Leon County parents who sued Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over his executive order, declaring it to be “without legal authority” and “arbitrary” and “capricious.”
Rejecting Florida’s new “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” Cooper issued an injunction stopping the state Department of Education from acting against local school districts that require kids to be in masks.
Seven Florida school districts have imposed mask mandates, accepting opt-outs only for medically documented reasons, and do not allow for any religious exemptions.
At the federal level, the Biden administration has fought DeSantis legally and politically, with the president continually attacking him.
Nevertheless, Biden’s own director of the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) said in July of mask mandates that “we don’t have any evidence” the Delta Variant makes kids any sicker:
After listening to Democrats downplay the Delta Variant and the necessity of masks for much of the summer, recent hard reversals on school mask policies may continue to confuse people for some time yet.
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