Pennsylvania Supreme Court Throws Out School Mask Mandate

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected people in more ways than we know, whether that be emotionally, physically, or mentally. It’s also changed the way we live our lives too, with new rules or ways of doing things coming into focus every day.

One of those rules involves wearing a face covering to protect yourself and others.

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And a Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown out the school mask mandate on Friday November 10.

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According to ABC News, even though the Justices have announced the decision to wipe out the rule, they have not yet given their reason behind it.

But, they did say that the rule is not valid because it had been applied by Governor Tom Wolf’s acting health secretary Alison Beam without any legal authorization.

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Schools can, however, decide on their own terms whether or not they want to mask up.

The lawsuit against the mandate to wear masks was actually filed by 3 public school districts, 2 religious schools, and several parents, too, as per ABC.

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And people on Twitter spoke out about the movement, as well.

“The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has thrown out the K-12 school mask mandate effective immediately. Every. Single. State. Should. Follow,” Jason D. Meister said in a post.

“Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court just struck down the unconstitutional school mask mandate. It’s time for NEVADA courts to start doing their job,” Joey Gilbert wrote.

And another person said: “Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court just struck down the state’s school mask mandate. It’s time for California courts to start doing their job.”

But, some people don’t think it’s a good idea to scrap the mandate, thinking that it will only increase the rate by which the coronavirus spreads.

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But, even with the mask mandate being expunged, it doesn’t mean that anything else changes.

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According to Fox 29, Bensalem Township School District Superintendent Dr.Samuel Lee has said that students who are without masks and vaccinations will still face a ten-day exclusion if they come into contact with someone else who has the virus.

So, schools still continue to do everything they can to make everybody feel safe, while still trying to make the children and workers feel comfortable in their educational experiences.

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So, it’s up to schools now in Pennsylvania as to whether or not they want to impose masks upon it’s students or not.

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What do you think about this ruling?

To mask, or not to mask?

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