Carlyle school district wins mask barring case

CLINTON COUNTY — The Carlyle school district is barred from requiring students to wear masks unless there’s a quarantine order from the county health department.

While that Clinton County temporary order is for the entire school district, Attorney Thomas DeVore won a similar case in Effingham County on behalf of parents of three Teutopolis school children.

DeVore said the judges recognized masks are medical devices that can’t be forced without a quarantine order giving parents due process.