The new mask for the leadership of South Carolina schools was unveiled Wednesday by the state education minister and the education department.
The directive is in response to a union judge who suspended the government from enforcing a law banning school districts from requiring student masks on Tuesday.
Parents of children with disabilities, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, have filed a lawsuit against the country claiming that the ban was imposed on disadvantaged students by barring them from attending public schools as the COVID-19 epidemic continues, according to the Associated Press.
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The mask ban was strongly supported by Republican Governor Henry McMaster and GOP representatives who said parents should decide that students wear masks, not school officials.
McMaster spokesman Brian Symmes said Tuesday’s ruling was not final in the case.
“The governor does not strongly agree with the court and will protect the parent’s right to choose the best interests of their children in the United States Supreme Court, if necessary,” Symmes said in a statement.
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South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson posted the following statement on his website:
In response to a court ruling covering Provision 1.108, which prohibits the use of state funds to enforce K-12 school mask permits, Attorney General Alan Wilson said, “We do not agree with the judge’s position and we plan to appeal the case.”
The ruling was not a formal phone call, U.S. Attorney General Mary Geiger Lewis wrote, urging the country to enforce a one-year ban imposed on the budget.
“It is undisputed that children should go to school. And, they have the right to live wherever it is reasonably permissible to do so.
Lewis likened the General Assembly defending the requirements of the mask to tell schools that they cannot install wheelchair ramps.
“Masks should, at least in part, be an option for school districts to use living with the disabled so that they, too, can receive free education,” the judge wrote.
The Republican-ruling South Carolina House put the budget in June as the country was watching an average of about 150 new cases of COVID-19 a day.
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Shortly after the delta divergence caused a spike in cases similar to last winter before vaccines became more widely available. More than 22,000 students were infected with COVID-19 this school year and nearly 100,000 were forced to live in isolation due to close proximity, according to health data.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.