>>Governor To End PA School Mask Mandates In January
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Governor Tom Wolf says school districts can modify or eliminate mask mandates for K-12 students in January. But the requirements will remain in effect for childcare facilities and early learning programs. The mandates have been in place since September. In making the announcement Monday, the governor said it is time to prepare for "a transition back to a more normal setting." The lifting of the mandate comes as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for children ages five to eleven has begun inPennsylvania.