Parent Groups File Lawsuit Over School Mask Mandate

The state has found itself defending another lawsuit over coronavirus precautions and schools, only this time the issue is over face masks instead of closures.

Two parent groups filed a lawsuit last week in San Diego County Superior Court, arguing that the state’s K-12 face covering mandate would harm students.

“It’s clear that (the health the department) has chosen to ignore the overwhelming evidence that show children are at a very low risk from being infected with COVID-19, transmitting it to others, or becoming seriously ill from COVID-19,” said Jonathan Zachreson, founder of Reopen California Schools. “A return to a normal school year is crucial to the mental and physical health recovery for students across California who have endured months of isolation and a majority of who spent last school year entirely in distance learning.”

Reopen California Schools and Let Them Breathe are the plaintiffs. The lawsuit names Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s top health officials.

Read more at the Sacramento Bee