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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

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Chester County judge tosses 5 members of West Chester school board over masks

A monthslong dispute over masks in a Chester County school district culminated Tuesday in a judge ordering all five Democrats on the school board to be immediately removed from office.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY and Kenny Cooper/WHYY

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

Lack of emergency order or regulation doomed mask mandate

The state Supreme Court is just now releasing its rationale for why it ruled that Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration had no legal authority to require masks in Pennsylvania’s schools and child care centers, even amid a pandemic and surging cases of COVID-19.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania high court throws out mask mandate for schools

Pennsylvania schoolchildren may soon be attending classes unmasked under a state Supreme Court ruling throwing out the Wolf administration’s statewide mandate that face coverings be worn inside K-12 school buildings.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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