The benefits of masks in preventing serious illness or death from COVID-19 among children are infinitesimally small. At the same time they are disruptive to learning and communicating in classrooms. They may be partially effective in shielding adults from COVID, but since when is it ethical to burden children for the benefit of adults?
...the long-term harm to kids from masking is potentially enormous.
Aug. 6, 2021: “I think the school districts in Pennsylvania have to decide what they want to do,” Wolf said.
Aug. 31, 2021: Pennsylvania governor issues mask mandate for schools …
Pennsylvania school districts will soon be allowed to modify or end the mask mandate for K-12 students in January, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday, saying it is “time to prepare for a transition back to a more normal setting.”
The Democratic governor said that, on Jan. 17, he expects to turn over decisions about masking to local school officials…
Nov. 10, 2021: (KDKA/AP) – A state court struck down Pennsylvania’s school mask mandate on Wednesday, saying the acting health secretary lacked the authority to issue it.
Penn Live|19 hours ago The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Tuesday reinstated the Gov. Tom Wolf administration mandate requiring students, teachers and staff to wear face masks. The action is temporary, with the court scheduled to hear arguments on the matter on Dec.