Science backs mask mandates. But in many states they’re politically toxic | Analysis

BY: - December 26, 2021

Studies have repeatedly found mandates encourage mask use and slow COVID spread. Politics and lawsuits make them unattractive to policymakers.

Teacher and students in a classroom.

GOP lawmakers push back against federal probe into threats against school board members

BY: - October 8, 2021

U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-14th District, is among the GOP lawmakers protesting the DOJ's move.


Here’s what Pa. lawmakers aren’t coming back early to fix | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 9, 2021

The Republican-controlled state House sent a clear signal this week on what it considers important. Voters need to pay attention


Vaccines and mask refusers: Decades of anti-government propaganda take their toll | Opinion

BY: - September 7, 2021

For a nation that desperately needs to hang together in order to confront and overcome any number of dire – even existential – crises, it is a grave and deeply worrisome threat.


How state efforts to ban mask mandates in schools mirrors resistance to integration | Opinion

BY: - September 2, 2021

Southern states ignoring federal educational guidance is not new


Because we are involved in mankind . . . Wear a mask | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - August 27, 2021

Tone down your bombast and put on a mask. Make a noble sacrifice. You are worth it. We all are worth it.

National Park Service renews mask mandate for all visitors

BY: - August 16, 2021

In May, the agency said it would require only unvaccinated people to wear masks. Recently, as the delta variant of the coronavirus has led to a spike in cases throughout the country, the NPS also required people from areas of high transmission to mask up, consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. 

CDC says the vaccinated should wear masks indoors in areas with high infection rates

BY: - July 27, 2021

Some 39 states have infection rates that have reached 'substantial' or 'high' levels of transmission, according to the CDC

Fully vaxxed Pennsylvanians can go mask-free, state health officials confirm

BY: - May 13, 2021

The announcement comes just hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on mask wearing.


States drop COVID-19 mask mandates but still expect people to mask up. Will they? | Opinion

BY: - March 9, 2021

Public health guidance still recommends vaccinated people wear masks, practice social distancing and wash their hands to avoid spreading the coronavirus to those who are not protected.