UP ST. CLAIR (KDKA) – For students in one of the largest school districts in Western Pennsylvania, they will be required to wear masks to class on Monday.
A federal appeals judge issued an emergency order requiring universal masks, despite the fact that the Upper St. Clair voted to make masks optional two weeks ago.
This means that everyone will be required to wear a mask in the Upper St. Clair.
On Sunday, a federal appeals judge with the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals issued an urgent request for a restraining order to continue universal mask wearing.
An attorney representing five at-risk students requested the order because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, arguing that optional mask wearing puts students at risk and violates the law. Americans with Disabilities Act.
The order reverses a ruling made Friday by a U.S. District judge, who dismissed the emergency motion.
That judge said issuing the ban would “damage the independence and authority” of the school board.
Attorney Ken Behrend, who represents the five students in this case.
Due to the ban, masks will no longer be an option for students and staff.
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