Resurrection School v. Hertel (U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit, 2021)

Free Exercise of Religion

6th Circuit Court of Appeals ,

Free Exercise of Religion

At issue in this case is a private religious school’s Free Exercise clause challenge to a State of Michigan COVID-19 order requiring all persons who are at least five years old to wear face masks whenever they are in a shared space with someone outside their household, including both public and private schools. The brief asserts that in the context of a national pandemic that has taken the lives of 543,000 Americans, including more than 16,900 Michigan residents, the order is fully consistent with all Free Exercise clause standards.