Republicans, parents push back on Pa. school mask mandate

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The mask mandate for schools in Pennsylvania went into effect on Tuesday, as COVID-19 cases are up and academic years begin this week. However, there is pushback from some state Republican lawmakers and parents.The mask order, from Pennsylvania’s acting Health Secretary Allison Beam, is for public, parochial, private or charter school, for grades K-12, along with early education and other child care settings.Beam said the decision to require masks in schools is in response to concerns over a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, in large part because of the delta variant of the coronavirus.

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