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Court: Local Wisconsin heath departments can't close schools

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Associated Press
Created: June 11, 2021 03:47 PM

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that local health departments do not have the authority to close schools due emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.

The conservative majority of the court, in a 4-3 decision Friday, also ruled that a school closure order issued last year by Public Health Madison & Dane County infringed on religious rights.

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