Good News! “Win for Virginia Families”
Virginia’s Supreme Court rejected a challenge from Chesapeake parents against Glenn Youngkin’s executive order to allow parents to opt-out of their children wearing masks in school in a move Attorney General Jason Miyares called “a win for Virginia families.”
Miyares issued a written statement following the ruling.
“Today, the Supreme Court of Virginia rejected a challenge out of the City of Chesapeake to Governor Youngkin’s Executive Order Number 2. The Governor and I are pleased with today’s ruling. At the beginning of this pandemic, Governor Northam used his broad emergency powers to close places of worship, private businesses, and schools and impose a statewide mask mandate,” Miyares wrote.
“Nearly two years later, we have better risk mitigation strategies and vaccines, and we know much more about the efficacy of requiring children to wear masks all day. We agree with the Court’s decision and will continue to defend the Executive Order. This is a victory for Virginia families,” he added.
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