The Wisconsin Supreme Court has placed a temporary hold on the Racine Health Department’s order to close all K-12 schools in the city through January 15.
Our news partners at TMJ4 News reports Wednesday’s decision prevents the order from taking effect Friday, November 27, 2020.
The health department has cited the rise in COVID-19 cases in their latest order, which was issued November 12, adding it will likely continue to remain at these levels or increase during the holiday season. The order also suggested schools should switch to virtual learning.
In response, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a case against this, representing a group consisting of private schools, local groups, and parents.
In their order Wednesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court deciding they will determine this case after they make a ruling on a similar case in Dane County. There the county health department had ordered all grades 3-12 to have all virtual learning.
Oral arguments for the Racine case is set for December 8.