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Most Illinois QC School Districts Continue to Require Masks

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Most school districts in the Illinois Quad Cities will continue to require students and staff to wear masks. That's despite the court ruling in central Illinois on Friday challenging the state's mask mandate, and issuing an injunction.

For example, a statement from the Moline School District says "we will keep these measures in place until there is a final resolution of these issues by the courts or a change in guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education or the Illinois Department of Public Health."

Colona Superintendent Carl Johnson says in a letter to district residents that "our attorneys have advised this ruling does not impact Colona District 190 students and staff members, as we were not named in the suits and 'class action status' was not granted."

One district has made masks optional. Rockridge Superintendent Perry Miller says that as a result of the court ruling masks are recommended but not required in school buildings. But masks are still required on school buses.