Class-action lawsuit alleges Lee’s mask opt-out order violates Americans with Disabilities Act

It’s the second lawsuit seeking to overturn Lee’s order and allow universal mask requirements.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 27, 2021 7:13 PM CT | Published: August 27, 2021 3:43 PM CT

A class-action lawsuit filed today alleges disabled students can’t get a proper education without universal masking to slow the spread of COVID-19, and therefore that Lee’s order is unlawful.

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Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.

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Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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