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Florida judge says governor cannot ban school districts from requiring masks

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(Reuters) – A state judge on Friday ruled that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ administration cannot ban public school districts from requiring face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19, saying it overstepped its authority. The decision by 2nd Circuit Judge John Cooper marked an important turning point in the political tug-of-war between the Republican governor, who has said parents should decide if their child wears a mask in school, and several Florida school districts that defied the governor’s order by requiring that masks be worn as children return to the classroom. Appearing by video at a…

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