Report: PA Dept. of Health to Issue Mask Mandate for K-12 Schools

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HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf will announce today that masks will be required to be worn indoors at all K-12 schools, public and private, in Pennsylvania, the Associated Press is reporting.

UPDATE, 2 p.m. Aug. 31, 2021: Wolf officially announced the mask mandate.

According to the report, the order will take effect Tuesday, Sept. 7 and will be announced by Wolf during a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. today (Aug. 31).

The order will require all staff, students and teachers to wear masks while indoors, but will not apply to student athletes while they are playing, the report said.

The Pennsylvania School Board Association encouraged its members to tune in to the news conference.

This story will be updated with Wolf’s news announcement.