A judge ruled that Florida's mask mandate bans could not continue while the state appealed a decision overturning said bans.
Leon County Circuit Court Judge Leon Cooper, the same judge who overturned the mask mandate ban last week, agreed with parents' arguments against a stay requested by the DeSantis administration while they appealed the ruling.
Ultimately, Cooper agreed with parents that the continued ban on masks ran the risk of causing harm to children and faculty.
“There’s no dispute about [the ongoing pandemic],” Cooper said. “We have a variant that is more infectious and more dangerous to children than the one we had last year.”
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