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Gov. Wolf Asking For School Mask Mandate

Pennsylvania’s governor wants a statewide requirement that students in classrooms wear masks as protection against the coronavirus.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf wrote in a letter Wednesday to legislative leaders that lawmakers should be called back to Harrisburg immediately to work on a bill to order schools and child care facilities to require masks in classrooms.

Wolf says concerned parents, pediatricians, teachers and others have been urging state officials for such a mandate.

A spokesman for the House GOP caucus says its members are opposed to voting on a statewide mask mandate.

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