Effective immediately, the state of Florida must stop enforcement of banning mask mandates — which ends sanctions against several school districts who have implemented such mandates.
DeSantis had appealed Cooper’s earlier ruling that that stated the governor overreached and did not have the authority to ban school districts from implementing mask mandates without a parent opt-out.
That appeal led to an immediate pause on mask mandates while a ruling was made. Thirteen Florida school districts have now implemented a mask mandate without a parent opt out, defying an earlier executive order by the governor.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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