DES MOINES — Iowa schools are not allowed to require students or staff to wear face masks, after a federal appeals court on Monday lifted a temporary injunction on a new state law that prohibits schools from employing the pandemic mitigation strategy.
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The state averaged a little more than 300 new confirmed COVID-19 cases per day in the past week, a 23% increase over the previous week, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data released Wednesday.
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