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Conn. Parents Challenge State Mask Requirement In Schools

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Two Connecticut parents have filed an appeal in state court challenging a state Department of Education requirement that students returning to classrooms this fall wear face masks.

Jenna Matos of Manchester and Raena Ferguson of East Lyme say the mask requirement is an unconstitutional burden for their children. The parents were joined in the appeal by the Connecticut Freedom Alliance.

The appeal seeks to have the department rescind the requirement to wear face coverings and to issue an order stating that neither the department nor local school districts can impose such a requirement.

The mask requirement was included in a plan the education department released this summer that set certain rules schools must follow if they open for in-person learning this fall.