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Federal judge extends order blocking students from opting out of Douglas County school mask mandate

U.S. District Court Judge John Kane said he would dismiss the case if the health board rescinds its order

A Federal Protective Service officer enters the Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)

This story first appeared in a Colorado Community Media newspaper. The Colorado Sun is an owner of CCM.

A federal judge extended a temporary restraining order blocking the Douglas County Health Board from letting students opt out of Douglas County School District’s mask-wearing mandates.

The restraining order was extended for another two weeks.

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But the entire federal lawsuit may be dismissed by Friday, attorneys said in a court hearing Monday, because the board of health could consider rescinding the health order at its meeting on Wednesday.  

“We’re also in agreement that if the board does meet on the 10th and rescinds its order then it will moot the issue, and only time will tell that,” Douglas County’s defense attorney Kelley Dunnaway said.

U.S. District Court Judge John Kane said he would dismiss the case if the health board rescinds its order, and asked attorneys to let him know by Thursday what the public health order’s status is.

Read more at coloradocommunitymedia.com.


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