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Pa. GOP candidate says he’ll bring ‘strong men’ to intimidate pro-mask school boards

BY: - August 30, 2021

Steve Lynch, a personal trainer who is running for Northampton County executive, made the threat during a rally in Harrisburg on Sunday night.

Despite a request from Gov. Wolf, GOP lawmakers won’t mandate masks in K-12 schools

BY: - August 26, 2021

The Republican-controlled Legislature won’t be coming back to Harrisburg to mandates masks in K-12 schools.

Gov. Wolf asks Republican lawmakers to mandate masks in K-12 schools, child care centers

BY: and - August 25, 2021

Wolf said he was “increasingly concerned about misinformation being spread to try to discredit a school district’s clear ability to implement masking.” 

Pa. Republican lawmakers chime in on debate over K-12 school mask mandates

BY: - August 25, 2021

In a Monday letter to school superintendents and board presidents, eight legislative Republicans urged districts in Adams, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, and York counties to leave the decision on mask-wearing up to families. 

COMMENTARY

As school starts in Pa., we need to follow the CDC’s mask-wearing guidance | Opinion

BY: - August 25, 2021

In states with lax mask rules and high COVID-19 case counts, we’re seeing the exact kind of news that we don’t want to see in Pennsylvania.

Pa. senator wants to establish liability for parents who ‘opt-out’ of mask mandates in K-12 schools

BY: - August 11, 2021

Sen. Anthony Williams announced plans for legislation to establish liability for parents of children who refuse to comply with mask mandates in public schools if a classmate contracts the coronavirus or one of its variants.

Pa. health officials are leaving mask mandates up to K-12 schools. A Senate committee has questions

BY: - August 6, 2021

Pennsylvania students and teachers will return to the classroom in a few weeks, and there are no plans for another statewide mask mandate, but that didn’t stop Senate lawmakers from railing against masking recommendations for K-12 schools.

Pa. health officials decline new mask mandate, discuss vaccine initiatives

BY: - July 29, 2021

Pennsylvania exceeded 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases for the first time since May -- the state reported 1,088 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth  is 710 -- a 62 percent increase compared to last week. 

After more than a year, Pa’s mask mandate ends Monday

BY: - June 25, 2021

As of Friday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccine tracker confirmed that 75 percent of adult Pennsylvanians had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 59.5 percent of adult Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated, according to CDC data. 

Senate advances ‘vaccine passport’ bill with new measure to restrict health secretary; Wolf will veto

BY: - June 9, 2021

Three weeks after voters limited the emergency powers of Gov. Tom Wolf and his successors, the Pennsylvania state Senate has moved to impose similar restrictions on the state health secretary. The GOP-controlled chamber voted 29-20 on Wednesday to approve legislation that prohibits the Keystone State’s top public health official from mandating stay-at-home orders, imposing masking […]

On track to achieve vaccine benchmark, Pa. plans to lift mask mandate by June 28

BY: - May 27, 2021

Statewide data show that nearly 98 percent of senior citizens and 70 percent of adults have received at least one dose.