Davenport, IA – According to the statement, Gov. Reynolds signed a law banning school districts from requiring students and staff to wear masks.
And the CDC order from early January establishes masks must be required while riding public transportation, which includes school buses.
According to the U.S. Constitution, federal laws take precedence over state laws, but that has not settled the confusion.
Cedar Rapids schools say they plan on following the state law for now.
Other school districts across eastern Iowa are doing the same.