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Florida parents sue Gov. DeSantis because he gave them an option

Ron DeSantis
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis puts on his mask as he leaves a news conference at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Monday, July 13, 2020, in Miami. DeSantis acknowledged Monday that the new coronavirus is spreading and urged people to take precautions such as wearing masks in public places, social distancing and avoiding crowds. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

A judge in Tallahassee is expected to rule today on a lawsuit brought by parents challenging Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ optional school mask mandate. DeSantis basically gave parents the option to make health decisions for their own children. However, many parents are concerned that no masks will lead to their children getting sick.

Virus Outbreak Masks Schools
Public health experts are worried about whether kids too young to get vaccinated will stay safe in school amid a wave of coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

In Orlando yesterday, DeSantis said if the state loses, they will appeal.

DeSantis said the state Board of Education will soon be announcing penalties against the 10 school districts that are defying his parental opt out for masks including Palm Beach County.