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Tamaqua School District reverses mask decision

The Schuylkill County school district will begin adhering to the state mandate on October 4.

TAMAQUA, Pa. — A school district has reversed its decision on allowing optional masking for students and staff.

Officials with the Tamaqua Area School District say that decision came after a letter from the Department of Health warning them of possible legal ramifications.

Governor Wolf's face mask mandate went into effect for all schools on September 7.

Tamaqua will begin adhering to the state mandate on October 4.