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School where masks aren't mandatory loses legal challenge

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Posted at 8:17 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 20:17:01-05

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of local health officials in western Michigan in a dispute with a school over masks and a coronavirus infection.

Libertas Christian School in Hudsonville sued to stop the Ottawa County health department from closing the school. But federal Judge Paul Maloney declined to upset the agency’s orders.

The health department said Libertas refused to make masks mandatory and had failed to supply information about a virus case involving a teacher.

The judge says Ottawa County has established that such measures are necessary to slow the spread of the virus.