No masks mandate, however Pennsylvania was advised to observe directions

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – Governor Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he is not considering a nationwide mask mandate as coronavirus cases increase in Pennsylvania and across the country, while his government said no masks are required in schools.

Wolf, who spoke at KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh, said his strategy to fight the spread of COVID-19 was and will continue to be the vaccine. The masking mandate was in place when there was no vaccine, Wolf said.

“People have the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they want to get a vaccine,” said Wolf. “If they do, that’s the protection.”

Wolf’s comments came just before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course on some masking guidelines on Tuesday, recommending that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors again in parts of the United States where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling flare-ups should.

Citing new information about the spread of the variant among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools nationwide, regardless of vaccination status, inner masks.

Wolf’s government also said it is not considering making masks mandatory in K-12.

However, it does say schools in Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania are recommended to follow federal guidelines for wearing masks.

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