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Lawsuit challenging CPS face mask mandate scheduled for hearing Tuesday

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A lawsuit challenging the face mask mandate at Columbia Public Schools is scheduled for a hearing Tuesday morning at the Boone County Courthouse. Last week, parents of children in other school districts with mask mandates asked to join CPS in defending its mandate. The parents said the removal of mask mandates will The post Lawsuit challenging CPS face mask mandate scheduled for hearing Tuesday appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Judge denies motion to dismiss AG lawsuit, but rulings leave COVID-19 mask requirements in schools for now

Attorney General Eric Schmitt's lawsuit challenging the mask requirement in Columbia Public Schools will continue, but other school districts with mask requirements won't be included, Circuit Judge Brouck Jacobs ruled Tuesday. The judge also denied a state motion to issue a preliminary injunction against school districts with mask mandates. The...
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Columbia Daily Tribune

COVID-19 cases in Columbia trending down in September

Since rising in July and remaining steady into the start of the school year, COVID-19 cases in Boone County have decreased in September. The five-day rolling average for daily new positive cases was 76.2 on Sept. 3 but dropped to 16.8 on Monday. Although numbers are lower now than what...
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Boone Health doctor talks COVID booster shot and eligibility

COLUMBIA — With much of the state still battling the coronavirus, KRCG 13 spoke with Boone Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Robin Blount to learn more about the COVID booster shot. Pfizer is one of three vaccines Americans can choose to receive. However, the approval of the Pfizer booster shot...
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QUESTION OF THE DAY: Did the Southern Boone school board make the right call?

The mandates were put in place because at least 15% of each school's population was out because of having COVID-19 or being exposed to the coronavirus. However, they drew backlash from some parents who claimed masks harm their children or are ineffective. The post QUESTION OF THE DAY: Did the Southern Boone school board make the right call? appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Judge denies attorney general's push to expand mask lawsuit

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Boone County judge on Tuesday rejected Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt's effort to expand his litigation against mask mandates in public schools to districts across …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a new and improved website....
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Southern Boone School Board votes to remove mask mandate

ASHLAND - The Southern Boone School Board of Education voted to remove its mask mandate Thursday evening. During a special board meeting, members voted 4-3 to remove the mask requirement policy from the district's Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Service Plan. Southern Boone Superintendent Christopher Felmlee said...
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Southern Boone school district rescinds mask requirements

In a 4-3 vote at a special school board meeting packed with parents Thursday, the Southern Boone school board rescinded masking requirements for the entire district. Masks are still required on school buses, as it is still federal law. The newly approved motion nullifies the previous rule that was approved...
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Columbia Missourian

CPS superintendent reports September spike in COVID-19 among young children

Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Brian Yearwood reported an all-time high of COVID-19 cases among Missouri students aged 5-11 in September. "CPS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation continuously and closely and continues to collaborate with health professionals to put in place proper mitigation strategies," Yearwood said at a Columbia School Board meeting Thursday.
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