Mask Mandate In Schools By Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Causes Divide

Almost a month ago, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a mask mandate for schools. The students and staff members were asked to wear the mask in all circumstances during school hours. Schools shut down during the pandemic and it is still risky to open it as the cases are rising in the US. However, Governor Wolf decided to take the risk, like most of the Governors but also issued a mask mandate. It has caused a divide among the people as many feel that the mask mandate is an infringement on the freedom of people.

Students going to school in Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf To Keep The Mask Mandate Till School Students Vaccinated

The only way to combat the spread of the virus is through vaccination. At present, the US has allowed students above the age of 12 to get vaccinated with Pfizer. However, still, a large population of students has not taken the vaccine. There is a big possibility that schools can become a breeding ground for the spread of virus and mask mandate is the only way to contain it. Governor Tom Wolf made it clear that the mask mandate would remain in place till students above the age of 12 get vaccinated. Moreover, he said, “We have a problem here. And as soon as kids under 12 can get the vaccine, that’s gonna continue to be our strategy: the vaccine. Right now, we don’t have that.”

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