October 17, 2021

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Iowans sue Gov. Reynolds over mask mandate ban in colleges through COVID

Parents of students with disabilities and incapacity rights teams are suing Iowa, saying a regulation that bans mask mandates in educational facilities discriminates against learners with disabilities who are at higher threat for COVID-19.

The lawsuit, which was submitted Friday in federal court docket in Des Moines, argues that the prohibition on common masking efficiently excludes pupils with disabilities from community educational institutions and equal access to schooling in violation of the Individuals With Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

The plaintiffs are inquiring a choose to block the section of the regulation that forbids mask mandates in universities and to purchase Iowa to make it possible for university districts to adopt mask mandates.

“It is wrong to pressure kids out of school simply because they have health circumstances and disabilities that put them at a bigger hazard of significant complications from COVID,” claimed ACLU of Iowa Lawful Director Rita Bettis Austen. “And it is improper to need moms and dads to expose their children to these dangers just so they can go to college.”