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An amendment has been filed in the Iowa House that would prohibit school boards, superintendents, and authorities in charge of each addredited nonpublic school in Iowa from adopting, enforcing or implementing a policy requiring employees, students or members of the public to wear facial coverings for any purpose while on district or accredited nonpublic school’s property unless the covering is necessary for a specific extracurricular or instructional purpose. It will cover public schools as well as accredited nonpublic schools.

The amendment also prohibits counties and cities from requiring owners of real property to implement a policy relating to the use of facial coverings that is more stringent than a policy imposed by the state of Iowa.

The amendment was added to House File 847.

Author: Jacob Hall