x
Breaking News
More () »

Shelby County files federal lawsuit over mask opt-out in schools

The suit against Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee claims his executive order is unlawful.

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Another battle in the war against COVID-19 has heated up.

Shelby County filed a federal lawsuit Thursday over the mask opt-out option in Tennessee schools. 

The suit against Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee claims his executive order 84 is unlawful. That order gave parents the ability to opt their children out of the mask mandate for schools from the Shelby County Health Department.

The suit claims Tennessee Commissioner of Health Dr. Lisa Piercey and Gov. Lee said students who can’t be vaccinated for COVID-19 are best protected by wearing masks in school. 

The lawsuit wants Lee’s executive order to be revoked.

Read the full lawsuit HERE.