Iowa Bans Schools And Cities From Mandating Masks

The Des Moines Register reports:

Leaders of Iowa school districts cannot require students or staff to wear masks and Iowa cities and counties cannot impose mask mandates under a law Gov. Kim Reynolds signed early Thursday. The law, which goes into effect immediately, passed the House by a 53-35 vote and passed the Senate by a 29-17 vote in the waning hours of the 2021 legislative session. Both votes split along party lines. House Republicans said the change, which they added to the bill Wednesday evening, is a result of constituent comments.

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