Chesapeake Parents Sue Over Mask Order

(Chesapeake, VA) — A group of parents in Chesapeake has filed a lawsuit over Governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order on masks in schools. The newly-elected governor issued the order on Saturday, giving parents the ability to opt-out of school mask mandates on behalf of their children. The suit filed yesterday is asking the State Supreme Court to block Youngkin’s order, claiming it violates a law passed in the General Assembly last year that requires school boards to adopt COVID safety policies based on CDC recommendations.

Governor Glenn Youngkin, (R) Virginia