Golf Wolf to leave the decision on masks in schools to individual districts

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported today that Governor Tom Wolf has decided to allow school districts to decide on whether masks should be worn when students, teachers, and staff return to school for the 2021/2021 school year.

From the article:

Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that he won’t be requiring masks in Pennsylvania schools, drawing a sharp contrast with New Jersey’s move to mandate masking ahead of the new school year.

Asked at a news conference outside St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church in East Mount Airy whether he was considering a school mask mandate, Wolf said: “No.”

“I think the school districts in Pennsylvania have to decide what they want to do,” Wolf said. “I think the CDC guidelines strongly recommend that schools do that. They’re not mandating it and neither am I.”

The Colonial School District is planning to discuss the issue during a special meeting on August 9th.

The full article can be found here.

Photo: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania