November 10: The Pennsylvania Department of Health appeals the Commonwealth Court’s ruling to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. There is an automatic stay of the Commonwealth Court’s decision while arguments before the Supreme Court are prepared. This means that the statewide mask order for schools remains in effect.
November 8: Gov. Tom Wolf announces that he intends to lift the statewide mask order for schools on Jan. 17, noting that “We are in a different place than we were in September, and it’s time to prepare for a transition back to a more normal setting.”
October 26: An expert committee advising the Food and Drug Administration recommended that regulators authorize Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds.
October 21: CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots
September 24: PSEA joins other statewide education associations to encourage state representatives to oppose House Bill 1254, a bill that would require school districts to create tuition voucher programs for their students if they close a school, even for a day, because they are following COVID-19 health guidelines.
September 22: FDA Authorizes Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Certain Populations
September 8: PSEA provides members with information about the statewide mask order for pre-K-12 public schools and makes it clear that members must follow it.
September 7: A statewide mask mandate for pre-K-12 schools in Pennsylvania goes into effect.