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Pennsylvania mandates masks in K-12 schools, day cares

The Department of Health order requires students, teachers, and staff to wear masks when inside, regardless of vaccination status.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf says that masks will be required in all Pennsylvania K-12 schools, starting next week.

The Department of Health order will take effect Tuesday, Sept. 7.

It will require students, teachers, and staff to wear masks when inside, regardless of vaccination status.

The order will not apply to student-athletes while they’re playing. 

Credit: WNEP

Wolf and administration officials made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

The state is taking action amid a statewide resurgence of COVID-19 that is filling hospital beds just as students return to class.

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