DPHHS issues 'rule' urging school districts to consider parent's wishes on masks


Last updated 9/1/2021 at 12:02pm

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday that the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has issued an emergency rule to promote parental rights regarding masking in schools.

The rule does not appear to prevent schools from imposing mask mandates, but encourages them to take into account the desires of parents as the ultimate decision makers when it comes to health-related decisions for their children.

“Montana students deserve to be back in their classroom in as normal and safe an environment as possible,” Gianforte said in a press release. “Montana parents deserve to...

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