Gov. DeSantis appeals court ruling against ban on school mask mandates
UPDATED 8:25 PM PT – Friday, September 3, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has continued to fight for parents’ freedoms. On Thursday, DeSantis appealed a judge’s ruling against his order banning public schools from requiring students to mask-up.
The appeal put the ruling on hold, effectively reinstating the ban on mask mandates until a higher court rules on the case. However, plaintiffs have begun petitioning the court allow the judge’s ruling to stay in place pending the high court’s decision.
The lawsuit was filed by concerned parents who argued the virus still poses a risk to children under the age of 12 and who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. Although, DeSantis has argued the best policy is to allow parents to opt-out of putting masks on their kids if that’s what they think is best for them.
Forcing kids to wear masks is bad policy. Parents are best equipped to decide whether they want their kids to wear a mask in school. Neither bureaucrats in Washington nor local authorities should be able to override the decision of the parents. pic.twitter.com/1TyFByAaWf
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 28, 2021
In the meantime, the court of appeals isn’t expected to make a ruling on the lawsuit until mid-November.