The studies found that school districts without a universal masking policy in place were more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks.
Longtime mathematics professor Joseph Fu told students that if they want to be in his class at the University of Georgia, they must wear a mask.
A federal judge has ordered the state of Iowa to immediately halt enforcement of a law passed in May that prevents school boards from ordering masks to be worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Some faculty and staff kicked off what is scheduled to be a week of demonstrations at several University System of Georgia campuses Monday.
The new range of penalties, which take effect Friday, will be $500-$1000 for first offenders and $1000-$3000 for second offenders.
An Arizona father was arrested Thursday after he and two others threatened to make a citizen's arrest on a principal Thursday morning over a school's COVID-19 protocols, according to school district officials.
The state of Florida is now warning school board members in Hillsborough and Sarasota counties that they could face a financial penalty for imposing mask mandates amid the current COVID-19 spike, despite a judge’s ruling last week.
The Education Department says it’s investigating five Republican-led states that have banned or limited mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.
Athens-Clarke County Commissioners have now urged leaders at the University of Georgia to have a mask mandate on campus.
As COVID-19 cases surge, and more children are being exposed and infected, pediatric hospitalizations are rising. This week, as 1,900 children were hospitalized across the US, the CDC Director urged schools to double-down on their safety precautions.
More than half of all Georgia public school students are now required to wear masks in class, according to district announcements tracked by The Associated Press, as many school systems that had sought to let students and parents decide on the divisive issue of face coverings clamp down amid roaring COVID-19 infection rates.
The debate over masks mandates in schools was reignited Tuesday night at the Polk County school board meeting. The issue wasn't on the agenda, but parents on both sides of the issue still had a lot to say, including the father of a 12-year-old boy who is in the ICU battling COVID-19.
Across the U.S., some public officials and other community leaders are trying to help people come up with ways to get exempted from having to wear masks or get vaccinated against COVID-19.
A new poll finds that a majority of Americans support mask and vaccine mandates for students and teachers in K-12 schools.
A day after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that he had signed an executive order essentially negating local COVID-19 ordinances statewide, Atlanta's mayor shot back.
More than 100 people showed up at tonight's Cobb County School board meeting. At times those who wanted a mask mandate and those who don't want their children to be forced to wear a mask got into heated debates.
A parent rendered a Nazi salute during a debate about students wearing masks at a Birmingham School Board meeting.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday he has signed an executive order liberating businesses from local COVID-19 ordinances.
Georgia’s surging coronavirus caseload is prompting new local restrictions amid ongoing opposition to mask and vaccine mandates by the governor.
A Leon County judge on Thursday denied a motion from the state asking the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by parents, including several in Tampa Bay, that claims Gov. Ron DeSantis' order banning school mask mandates is unconstitutional.