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Missoula judge denies request to halt masks in schools

 

October 6, 2021

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 file photo people gather to protest mask requirements in schools in front of the state capitol in Helena, Mont. A district judge in Missoula has denied a request by several parents to halt mask mandates in Missoula schools while a legal challenge of the mandates is underway. The parents sued several Missoula schools in August over their mask requirements, arguing they violated the state's constitution, which guarantees individuals the right to make their own medical decisions. (AP Photo/Iris Samuels,File)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A district judge has denied a request by several parents to halt mask mandates in Missoula schools while a legal challenge of the mandates is underway.

The parents sued several Missoula schools in August over their mask requirements, arguing they violated the state's constitution, which guarantees individuals the right to make their own medical decisions.

Missoula District Judge Jason Marks denied the request for a preliminary injunction on Friday, saying in his decision that such an injunction could lead to increased spread of COVID-19 and quarantining of children and school staff.

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-montana-missoula-health-education-5a391ab02280d1e75ab81ac81d42e80b

 

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