Controversy over the mask’s mandate; Masks in courtrooms; Chief Kenny Gilbert; LOL Film Festival

As North Florida intensive care fills with COVID-19 patients, some Florida school boards vote to require masks for students, despite Governor Ron DeSantisdecree and state of emergency rules that guarantee parents the right to choose masks.

Despite recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics that all K-12 students should mask themselves for in-person learning, DeSantis and the Education Commissioner Richard corcoran threaten to withhold wages from local officials who challenge them.

Jacksonville lawyer Chris Main specializes in government law. He is co-author of America, owner’s manual, and the former Chief of Staff of the City of Jacksonville. Hand joined us with his interpretation of Florida constitutional law and weighed in on whether DeSantis’ threats would hold up in court.

Masks in courtrooms

North Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit reimplemented a courtroom mask warrant on the orders of Chief Justice Mark Mahon; however, some lawyers say it is not followed, even by judges.

Criminal defense lawyer Janet Johnson told us about his experiences in the courtrooms of the First Coast.

Chef Kenny Gilbert

Tonight Jacksonville Chef Kenny Gilbert of Silkie’s in Springfield appears in an episode of Food paradise called “Fried and True. The episode airs on the Cooking Channel tonight at 10 p.m. and Thursday at 2 a.m.

LOL Film Festival

The LOL Jax Comedy Film Festival features local filmmakers and their fun short films. The two-day event kicks off Friday with screenings at MOSH. Co-creator of the festival Monique Madrid gave us insight.

Whats good wednesday

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Associate producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.

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