Florida Appeals Court Refuses To Fast-Track Student Mask Mandate Case To State Supreme CourtAn appeals court Friday refused to fast-track to the Florida Supreme Court a challenge to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to prevent schools from requiring students to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida Revised COVID-19 School Rule Short Circuits Legal Challenge By Five School DistrictsThe new emergency rule says that opting out of mask requirements is “at the parent or legal guardian’s sole discretion.”
DeSantis Admin. Goes To Appeals Court In School Mask Mandate FightGov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has asked an appeals court to block challenges filed by five school boards against a Department of Health rule aimed at preventing students from being forced to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida Judge Shields Surgeon General Scott Rivkees From Deposition In Mask FightAttorneys for the Florida Department of Health, school boards, and parties such as the NAACP battled Thursday about whether Surgeon General Scott Rivkees should give a deposition in a legal fight over the state’s efforts to prevent school mask mandates.
Miami Federal Judge Refuses To Block Gov. DeSantis Ban On School Mask MandatesA Miami federal judge has denied a request by parents of disabled children to block Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to prevent school districts from requiring students to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Science, Not Politics, Guide Mask Mandate Rules In South Florida SchoolsSouth Florida schools are not backing down on their mask mandates, despite a court ruling on Friday that allows the state’s “mask mandate ban” to stand while the case is appealed. 
Florida Parents Want To Speed Mask Mandate Case To Supreme CourtParents locked in a legal battle with Gov. Ron DeSantis about school mask requirements want to fast-track the case to the Florida Supreme Court.
Miami-Dade, Broward Schools Maintain Mask Mandate, Despite Court Ruling That Sided With Gov. DeSantis Ban On ThemThousands of students across Florida return to schools days after an appeals court ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order banning mask mandates can stay.
State Files Emergency Motion In Florida School Mask Mandate BattleHours after a Leon County circuit judge allowed school districts to continue student mask requirements, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration filed an emergency motion asking an appeals court to reinstate a stay.
Florida Judge Rules School Mask Mandates Can Continue Despite Gov. DeSantis AppealFlorida school districts, including Broward and Miami-Dade, that have mandated mask use can continue to do so.
Appeal Spurs New Round of Battling Over Florida School MasksAn appeal filed Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration put on hold a Leon County circuit judge’s ruling against the state in a battle over school mask mandates.