A federal judge has ruled that Texas’ ban on mask mandates in schools violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to court documents in US District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Similar mandates became the topic of heated debates earlier this year as the Delta variant sent Covid-19 case numbers rising again and schools across the United States began to reopen while many students were still ineligible for vaccine. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order which prohibited public school from requiring students, staff and visitors to wear masks in their facilities. He further added, “Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities.”