Court backs Florida’s anti-mask mandate governor in school dispute

Several school districts in Florida, USA have decided to make masks mandatory because of a rise in cases fuelled by the Delta variant of the virus. – EPA pic, September 11, 2021.

AN appeals court ruled yesterday that Florida schools cannot force students and staff to wear masks to fight the pandemic, in a victory for the state’s conservative governor.

Two weeks ago Judge John Cooper overruled the pro-Trump governor, Ron DeSantis, and said the state’s schools can make mask-wearing mandatory.

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