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SIOUX CITY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WILL NOT MANDATE MASKS

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THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN THE DIOCESE OF SIOUX CITY WILL NOT BE INSTITUTING MASK MANDATES AT THIS TIME, DUE TO THE CURRENT LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IN IOWA.

PATTY LANSINK, SUPERINTENDENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS FOR THE DIOCESE OF SIOUX CITY, NOTED THE DIOCESAN ATTORNEY VERIFIED THAT THE TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER LIFTING THE BAN ON MASK MANDATES DID NOT APPLY TO THE 16 CATHOLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THE DIOCESE.

LANSINK POINTED OUT THE BAN IS ONLY LIFTED FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS,NOT FOR NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE ROBERT PRATT ISSUED A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER SEPTEMBER 13TH, WHICH GIVES IOWA SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE OPTION OF IMPLEMENTING MASK MANDATES IN SCHOOLS.

ONLY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE MENTIONED IN THE ORDER: