Oklahoma Judge Grants Temporary Injunction of Senate Bill 658

Mike Seals - September 1, 2021 10:48 am


An Oklahoma County judge on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction putting a law banning mask mandates in schools on hold. … The judge determined the measure did not apply to private schools and therefore created an unconstitutional division though the risks to both groups are equal. 

Judge Natalie Mai issued a temporary injunction on Senate Bill 658, the bill that bans schools from issuing the mandates unless the governor declares a state of emergency.

The injunction will not go into effect for several days.  Judge Mai said any school mask mandate must have an opt-out option for parents.

Another hearing will be held soon, and the state may appeal the ruling.


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