Judge Ends Federal Vaccine and Mask Mandates for Head Start School Programs

Why should low-income children be the only ones still forced to wear masks?

by Robby Soave

On Wednesday, a federal judge struck down the Biden administration’s vaccine and mask mandate for the early education program, Head Start.

“Although vaccines arguably serve the public interest, the liberty interests of individuals mandated to take the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any interest generated by the mandatory administration of vaccines,” wrote Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

Head Start is a federal program that pays for preschool for low-income families. Last year, the Biden administration issued a requirement that all teachers and staff involved in the program get a COVID-19 vaccine. The government also established a mask mandate for all children involved in the program who are older than two; the mandate covers all indoor situations and outdoor situations in which social distancing cannot be maintained.

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