A California choose has denied a brief restraining order request barring the state from implementing its faculty masks mandate, which mask-choice advocates argue needs to be determined on the native degree.

Let Them Breathe and Reopen California Schools sued the state of California in July, alleging that its faculty masks mandate is dangerous to college students and never rooted in science. On Thursday, San Diego Superior Court Judge Cynthia Freeland denied the teams’ request for a brief restraining order stopping the state from implementing the mandate.


“We are pleased that the court agreed with our argument that blocking the continued implementation of the universal masking requirement for K-12 schools was unwarranted at this time,” Gov. Gavin Newsom’s workplace mentioned in an announcement provided to CBS 8.

“Our guidance is firmly grounded in science and has been a critical component of our efforts to support the safe return to in-person learning for all students this school year,” the assertion continued. “Recent studies confirm that schools with universal masking requirements are much less likely to experience outbreaks, confirming that masking is a critical strategy to keep students safe and schools open.”

The choose on Thursday additionally rejected the state’s request to delay the following listening to on the lawsuit till March, the advocacy teams mentioned in a press launch. A full listening to for a preliminary injunction is now scheduled for Nov. 8.

“We know each day students are suffering behind masks, and parents’ concerns are mounting,” Sharon McKeeman, founding father of Let Them Breathe, mentioned within the launch. “However, we are thankful our legal team was able to minimize the State’s delay tactics and that the court set our hearing for November 8 instead of a date in March 2022, as suggested by the State. The State’s position confirms that it cares more about expanding its power than doing what is best for our children.”

Let Them Breathe additionally plans to legally problem the state’s new pupil vaccination mandate, McKeeman mentioned.

Reopen California Schools, which supported the recall effort in opposition to Newsom, informed Fox News that it helps masks alternative however believes mandates are dangerous to college students.

“While one of our arguments against the state is there should be more local control on these issues, we still believe all students and teachers should have mask choice and any locality enforcing mask mandates at school is ignoring the data and the harms of such policies,” the group mentioned.