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August 10, 2022

Stop The Misinformation – There is No Federal Law Mandating Masks on School Buses

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On February 11, 2022

Illinois (ECWd) –

As we continue to expose malfeasance across virtually every level of public service in Illinois, the most recent lifting of mask mandates for a large number of students from the Temporary Restraining Order issued against Governor Pritzker, the Department of Public Health, and the State Board of Education has now created yet another misinformation campaign with total disregard for the truth and rule of law.

The short version, Is if anyone tells you that you have to wear a mask on a school bus because it’s federal law they should be ignored because it is not federal law.

“In this LIVE stream training, AFS Founder Thomas DeVore breaks down the federal laws associated with mask requirements on public transportation. According to [USC02] 49 USC Ch. 53: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, school bus service is NOT defined as public transportation. ”

[USC02] 49 USC Ch. 53: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 

(15) Public transportation.—The term “public transportation”— 

(A) means regular, continuing shared-ride surface transportation services that are open to the general public or open to a segment of the general public defined by age, disability, or low income; and 

(B) does not include

(i) intercity passenger rail transportation provided by the entity described in chapter 243 (or a successor to such entity); 

(ii) intercity bus service; 

(iii) charter bus service; 

(iv) school bus service; 

(v) sightseeing service; 

(vi) courtesy shuttle service for patrons of one or more specific establishments; or 

(vii) intra-terminal or intra-facility shuttle services.

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3 Comments
  • Darrel W. Bruck Jr.
    Posted at 11:01h, 11 February

    Thank you for getting this information out!

  • Frank Miller
    Posted at 13:01h, 11 February

    “This is why OSHA created a respirator standard in the first place. So now to just tell everybody to “mask up”, and it’s not a danger, is not only unethical but it’s illegal. So it’s not legal in the workplace to allow an employee to work in a mask or face covering without first doing a medical evaluation, to make sure that the employee can medically tolerate it. Because we know that it is very taxing to the cardiopulmonary system. Even if they are not working and just sitting because it changes the way you breath. We know by the data and tests that we have, that this is not only unsafe but is very unhealthy. Not only do you have that acute immediate issue with headache and fatigue and nausea. But you are creating long-term health effects too. When you deprive the body of oxygen for a long period of time it reduces immune function, it causes cancer to be able to grow and thrive in a more acidic environment. You are increasing also the CO2, which causes hypercapnia.” – Tammy Clark, OSHA Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

  • Frank Miller
    Posted at 15:32h, 11 February

    “I got three little school districts in southern Illinois – Beecher City, Cowden-Herrick, and Red Hill, You know what they did? They told ISBE I don’t think so Scooter! You know how many masks they’ve had on their kids all year. ZERO. You know what ISBE has done about it? NOTHING. But all of your school districts fell in line. ” – Tom Devore

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