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Two years in — researchers reaffirm masks protect against COVID

Researchers have been studying how much protection masks provide.

By Scott LaMar

I’m immunocompromised. How does a mask protect me if no one else wears one?

States and cities are dropping mask mandates, but what do you do if you’re immunocompromised?

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

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Pa. Supreme Court grapples with the legality of state school masking mandate

The justices have ordered the directive, which took effect in early September, will remain in place while they consider a legal challenge.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: November 8, 2021 | 4:40 pm

Wolf expects to let Pa. schools set masking rules in January

The decision to end the statewide mandate comes days after federal officials approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children five and older.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press, Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press and Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Parents sue state officials and UPMC because they can’t get mask exemption for kids

The complaint says all the children either have anxiety disorders or experience anxiety due to masks.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Updated: September 28, 2021 | 5:06 pm

Mask opt-out legislation clears Senate committee

The bill would have to clear the full Senate and the House before going to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who would almost certainly veto it.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Measure on masking in youth sports clears House committee

The Wolf administration’s masking order already exempts youth athletes from having to cover their faces during practice or games.

By The Associated Press