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Winning for Children and Teachers, Attorney General Jeff Landry Obtains Permanent Injunction Against President’s Head Start Mandate

Landry’s major victory halts Biden’s requirements of masks on toddlers and COVID-19 shots for staff and volunteers

MONROE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has won another major victory over mandates imposed by the President’s unlawful mandates in the Head Start Program.

Ruling in favor of Attorney General Landry – Judge Terry Doughty of United States District Court in the Western District of Louisiana has granted the State of Louisiana a permanent injunction against the requirements of masks on toddlers and COVID-19 shots for staff and volunteers in Head Start Programs.

“I am grateful Judge Doughty applied the law and blocked this federal overreach from burdening some of our neighbors most in need,” said Attorney General Landry. “As I said when we first filed suit, masking two-year-olds and force vaccinating teachers in our underserved communities would impede child development and cost jobs; fortunately, this attack has been thwarted.”

Today’s court action restrains the United States Department of Health and Human Resources, the Administration for Children and Families, and the Office of Head Start from implementing the Head Start Mandate as set forth in 86 Fed. Reg. 68052 (November 30, 2021) in Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

“I thank my fellow attorneys general for joining me in this fight for our states’ families, single mothers, and elderly raising their grandchildren,” added Attorney General Landry. “I will not waver in defending our toddlers and teachers from government overreach.”