Students Over 2 Required to Wear Face Masks Under PA Order

Students over the age of 2 will be required to wear face coverings for nearly the entire school day under Pennsylvania’s universal mask order, according to a Department of Education memo released this week.

The memo says there will be a limited number of instances in which students will be allowed to remove their face coverings. These include while eating or drinking, or during an activity that makes mask-wearing unsafe.

Students can also take their masks off during 10-minute “face-covering breaks.”

The order is in effect for students, staff and teachers. It also applies to student athletes whenever they are not “actively engaged” in a game or workout.

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