Federal Judge Blocks State Ban On Mask Mandates In Schools
[Source: Disability Scoop]
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order that bans public schools from imposing mask mandates cannot be enforced because it violates federal law by putting students with disabilities at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel also blocked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton from bringing legal action against school districts that require students, teachers and staff to wear face coverings as a pandemic safety measure.
Yeakel’s injunction also blocked state officials from imposing fines or withholding state money from districts with mask mandates.
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