Forcing kids to wear masks in school has been one of the most divisive pandemic policies implemented by Gov. Phil Murphy. He is now suggesting that mandate could be lifted before the end of the school year.
In an effort to keep schools open for in-person learning, the NJ Dept. of Health is revising quarantine guidelines for students and staff members who test positive for COVID or have been exposed to the virus.
U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty agreed the mask mandate may be a hardship and may have some educational disadvantages, but ruled the mandate was not in violation of the New Jersey State Constitution.