NEWS BRIEF: Judge rejects parental petition against Cobb schools anti-mask policy

Parents vs. masks in Cobb County

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The Cobb County School District once again gets to flout CDC guidelines after a federal court judge rejected a request from parents for a temporary injunction against its mask-optional policy. Several parents of students with disabilities had filed a federal lawsuit against the district, contending its policy violates both the American with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Children with disabilities have a greater risk of severe illness with a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to the CDC. A district spokesperson responded by saying, “COVID-19 is complicated and personal health decisions, including mask wearing, are best made by people — not school districts.” axios.com