In a stunning blow to De Santis ‘s bizarre ruling that masks aren’t allowed in school a judge has reversed that mandate effective immediately. According to CNN, a judge has ruled that immediately De Santis must stop attempting to enforce a problematic rule that bars school districts from enforcing mask mandates or will face big trouble.
The ruling by district court judge John Cooper ends the ban immediately which means school districts statewide can now implement them as they see fit. De Santis had previously threatened to withhold paychecks to board members in an effort to compel school districts to remove any form of a mask mandate.
“It’s undisputed that in Florida we are in the midst of a Covid pandemic. Based on the evidence I’ve heard, there’s no harm to the state if the stay is set aside,” Cooper said.