Florida’s ban on mask mandates is back on — for now.
A Sunshine State appeals court ruled Friday that a lower judge should not have halted enforcement of the mandate moratorium, thereby restoring Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to punish school districts who enforce face coverings.
“1st District Court of Appeals just granted the State of Florida’s request to reinstate the stay — meaning, the rule requiring ALL Florida school districts to protect parents’ rights to make choices about masking kids is BACK in effect!” DeSantis’ spokesperson Christina Pushaw wrote in a tweet.
The decision from the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee means the state can impose financial penalties, such as docking salaries of local school board members, on the 13 school districts that are pushing ahead with a mask mandate.
The state’s governor has argued his Parents BIll of Rights law was created so that parents are given the ability to choose whether or not