Stories tagged: "Tom Wolf"


Learning support teacher Sabrina Werley holds the bottle of hand sanitizer for a student at Cumru Elementary School in Berks County. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/ Ben Hasty)
PA GOP Fights School Mask Safeguard as COVID Cases Continue to Rise

As coronavirus case numbers continue to climb, especially among school-aged children, Republicans want to end the mask requirement in schools and daycares.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf adjusts his face mask to protect against COVID-19 during a news conference in Harrisburg in November 2020. (AP File Photo/Julio Cortez)
Some Districts in Defiance as Mask Mandate for Pennsylvania Schools Takes Effect

With school back in session, Gov. Wolf's mask mandate prompted protests and non-compliance throughout the state.

Tara Matise teaches her prekindergarten students virtually in her classroom prepared ahead of planned in-person learning at Nebinger Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania to Mandate Masks in All K-12 Schools, Day Cares

The order will take effect Tuesday, Sept. 7 and will require students, teachers, and staff to wear masks when inside.

Teacher Tara Matise exercise with her prekindergarten students participating virtually in her classroom ahead of planned in-person learning at Nebinger Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Wolf Asks Legislature for Law Mandating Masks in Classrooms

Gov. Tom Wolf wants lawmakers back in Harrisburg immediately to work on a bill to order schools and child care facilities to require masks in classrooms.

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to someone at an event in York County in October. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Court Tosses Out Ruling Against Wolf’s COVID-19 Regulations

A federal appeals court has dismissed a judge’s ruling that threw out Gov. Tom Wolf’s sweeping COVID-19 restrictions, saying the issue is now moot because statewide mitigation measures have expired.

Two proposed amendments that voters will face deal with limiting the power of governors like Tom Wolf during disasters.
Wolf Signs 15th Opioid Disaster Declaration; Asks Legislature To Act

Gov. Tom Wolf has extended Pennsylvania’s opioid disaster declaration for a 15th time. To extend the declaration further, the legislature will have to come back from recess.

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Pennsylvania’s Coronavirus Numbers Have Started Climbing Again

Pennsylvania's coronavirus numbers are rising, reversing a months-long trend.