South Carolina School Mask Ban Is Struck Down By Judge
A paragraph in the South Carolina state budget that stops school districts from putting mask mandates into place is now temporarily blocked.
A federal judge made that ruling Tuesday after the ACLU of South Carolina filed suit. The judge says in the filing that the provision that disallows districts from mandating masks discriminates against children with disabilities. The judge compared the General Assembly preventing mask requirements to telling schools they can no longer install wheelchair ramps.
A spokesperson for Governor Henry McMaster said to ABC News he strongly disagrees with the court’s decision, while the South Carolina Department of Education says they are going to provide guidance to schools on the ruling today.
Source: ABC News