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Schools will keep masking mandate until decision on appeal

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Pennsylvania – Schools are being required to keep the masking mandate in effect for students and staff until a decision is made about Gov. Tom Wolf’s appeal against lifting the mandate early.

After the original mandate had been challenged, schools were told that they could make their own decisions on masking starting Dec. 4.

However, then a court ruled that the mandate would continue to be enforced until at least Dec. 8, when the appeal was heard in court.

Until the PA Supreme Court rules on the appeal, the mandate will remain in place.

If the appeal goes through, the masking mandate will likely stay until at least Jan. 17, which is when Gov. Wolf originally agreed for school districts to be able to make their own decisions on masking.