A federal judge has ordered the state of Iowa to immediately halt enforcement of a law that prevents school boards from ordering masks to be worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Judge Robert Pratt said in an order signed Monday that the law passed in May substantially increases the risk of several children with health conditions of contracting COVID-19.
Governor Kim Reynolds says the state will appeal.
Some Iowa school officials are now wrestling with the decision about whether to require face masks in school buildings.
For now, nothing has changed at West Delaware schools. West Delaware Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says they’re waiting to see how this plays out in court.
At least a couple school districts in Iowa are now reinstating mask requirements, including Des Moines and Cedar Rapids.
story contribution courtesy of Associated Press