Motion for temporary restraining order against Searcy School District’s mask mandate, denied.

Analyst Comment: The judge included this statement in his ruling: “Importantly, petitioners do not challenge either the efficacy or the wisdom of the district’s mask policy during this pandemic. Rather the petitioners’ claim that they have a constitutional right to unilaterally sabotage this policy by attending in-person learning unmasked; subjecting staff and other students and their families to an increased risk of contracting COVID.” This is the very definition of trading freedom for safety.