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A federal judge has issued an order instructing Iowa to stop enforcement of its law that prevents school boards from requiring masks be worn to prevent the spread of COVID.
The judge, Robert Pratt, said the law substantially increases the risk of several children with health conditions of contracting COVID.
Gov. Reynolds issued this response:
“Today, a federal judge unilaterally overturned a state law, ignored the decision by our elected legislature and took away parents’ ability to decide what’s best for their child. We will appeal and exercise every legal option we have to uphold state law and defend the rights and liberties afforded to any American citizen protected by our constitution.”