Gov. DeSantis appeals court ruling against ban on school mask mandates

SURFSIDE, FLORIDA - AUGUST 10: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waits to present a check to a first responder during an event to give out bonuses to them held at the Grand Beach Hotel Surfside on August 10, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. DeSantis gave out some of the $1,000 checks that the Florida state budget passed for both first responders and teachers across the state. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SURFSIDE, FLORIDA – AUGUST 10: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waits to present a check to a first responder during an event to give out bonuses to them held at the Grand Beach Hotel Surfside on August 10, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has continued to fight for parents’ freedoms. On Thursday, DeSantis appealed a judge’s ruling against his order banning public schools from requiring students to mask-up.

The appeal put the ruling on hold, effectively reinstating the ban on mask mandates until a higher court rules on the case. However, plaintiffs have begun petitioning the court allow the judge’s ruling to stay in place pending the high court’s decision.

The lawsuit was filed by concerned parents who argued the virus still poses a risk to children under the age of 12 and who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. Although, DeSantis has argued the best policy is to allow parents to opt-out of putting masks on their kids if that’s what they think is best for them.

In the meantime, the court of appeals isn’t expected to make a ruling on the lawsuit until mid-November.

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