“今日, a federal judge unilaterally overturned a state law, ignored the decision by our elected legislature and took away parents’ ability to decide what’s best for their child,” said Reynolds, 共和党.
After Reynolds signed the law, Des Moines Public Schools made face coverings optional in its buildings, but said it would continue to “strongly encourage masks while indoors” due to the “size of our district, limited space in our buildings and the number of students still unvaccinated.”
“Face coverings are still the best method available to protect the unvaccinated,” the district said in a statement at the time. “Masks will continue to be required on school buses in accordance with a federal order requiring masks on all public transportation.”
Iowa isn’t the only state facing a court battle over mask mandates.
フロリダにて, the 1st District Court last Friday reinstated a stay on mask mandates in schools
, blocking local school requirements for now
Lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis filed the emergency appeal after a judge ruled earlier last week that the state must stop its enforcement of a mask ban.