HARRISBURG – After learning the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court today dismissed the acting secretary of Health’s school masking mandate, local state Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) released the following statement:
“Today’s court decision striking down the statewide mask mandate is a victory for students and parents across Pennsylvania. This ruling will return the decision-making authority to local communities where it belongs.
“Rather than working with the General Assembly in a bipartisan manner, the governor and his administration have continually attempted to sidestep the Pennsylvania Constitution. The administration’s one-size-fits-all school mask mandate was ill-conceived and ignored the will of people in communities across the Commonwealth. I wish the administration would learn from this ruling and change its course, but we’re already hearing they plan to challenge the court’s decision.”
Representative Ann Flood
138th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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