Hearing centered around face masks in Jefferson County schools continues for second day in court – CBS Denver
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) – It was the second day of court hearing Wednesday for Jefferson County Public Health, seeking a temporary injunction and a preliminary injunction to force three county religious schools to comply with COVID-19 safety rules.
The hearing for the joinder and restraining order began on Tuesday with protesters gathered outside the courthouse.
There are two parts to this: the first requires all students, teachers and others to wear masks in school and the second allows public health inspectors to enter school buildings.
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Jefferson County Public Health seeks a court order to force compliance with masks at Faith Christian Academy, Augustine Classical Academy and Beth Eden Baptist School.
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Health inspectors visited schools and found violations or were not immediately allowed entry.
The county insists the mask rule is to slow the spread of COVID-19. School supporters call it a question of freedom.
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The case is ongoing and the three institutions are pleading separately. The hearing will continue.