Covid Updates: Judge Blocks Iowa’s Ban On Mask Mandates

A federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction that blocks enforcement of Iowa's ban on school mask requirements.

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District Court Judge Robert Pratt called the preliminary injunction an “extreme remedy,” in his 27-page ruling but also cited “the current trajectory of pediatric Covid cases in Iowa since the start of the school year” and “the important public interests at stake.”

In September, Pratt issued a temporary order allowing the state’s 20 school districts to mandate the wearing of masks, which was set to expire on Monday.

The lawsuit was filed in early September by the Arc of Iowa, an advocacy group for people with disabilities, a group of 11 parents of students with disabilities, and the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing it puts students’ health at risk — particularly those with underlying health conditions — and denies them equal access to education.


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