Governors roll back school mask mandates as COVID cases decline, but some parents worry

Several Democratic governors have announced that they are ending their states’ school mask mandates. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday he plans to end a statewide mask requirement in schools and child care centers effective March 7. From the first week of January to the last week of the month, new student COVID cases … Read more

Virginia judge blocks governor’s executive order allowing students to opt out of mask mandate

A northern Virginia judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order that allows parents to opt their children out of locally imposed school mask requirements. Arlington County Circuit Court judge Louise M. DiMatteo wrote that Youngkin doesn’t have the authority to override local school boards’ decisions, citing a law passed … Read more