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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 11, 2021 | 5:00 pm

Pennsylvania court throws out governor’s school mask mandate, but appeal puts ruling on hold

Commonwealth Court sided 4-1 with the ranking Republican in the state Senate and others who sued to challenge the masking order.

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

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Central Pa. school districts plan for return of kids: What you should know about masks, seating and buses

The state education department recommends face coverings be worn by all unvaccinated students, teachers and staff. But it is not a requirement.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive and Steve Marroni/PennLive

State College school board to vote on going remote after two weeks in-person

The State College Area School District is scheduled to return to school next week, and that’s also when Penn State classes start, raising concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19.

By Anne Danahy/WPSU

Updated: August 14, 2020 | 12:09 pm

Pennsylvania schools get state guidance about handling COVID-19 outbreaks

“We really don’t want them to make recommendations to districts, we want them to step in and actually help."
By The Associated Press