FILE - Head Start preschool, Mississippi

Angel Nevins, center, and her friend and classmate Jade Smith, left, wait for their signal to ring their hand bell as children from the Anderson Grove Head Start program in Caledonia, Miss., ring their hand bells to accompany several patriotic songs, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. 

(The Center Square) — With a permanent injunction issued in a case against President Biden's mask and vaccine mandate for Head Start child care centers, the only question is whether federal officials will appeal the ruling.

U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty struck down the mandate on Wednesday, finding the edict poses a "substantial threat of irreparable injury" to the two dozen states that sued.

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