Washington D.C., Mar 8, 2022 / 18:00 pm
Two Catholic school families are suing Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser over the city’s continuing mask mandate in schools, including private schools.
Dugan v. Bowser, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia March 7, alleges that the mask mandate is unfair and is a burden on religious schools.
Ryan Tucker, senior counsel and the director of the Center of Christian Ministries with Alliance Defending Freedom, told CNA that the mask mandate in schools is illogical given that children are not forced to wear masks during most other activities.
ADF is representing Sheila Dugan and Matthew Johnson, the plaintiffs. Dugan has three children enrolled at Archdiocese of Washington schools, and Johnson has four children enrolled at Archdiocese of Washington schools.