Today, the Commonwealth Court issued a ruling voiding Acting Secretary Beam’s school mask order.
The governor has stated that he will file an Appeal of this decision immediately. When the Governor files an appeal, it is anticipated that it will act as a Stay of the Court’s ruling and the Mask Order will remain in effect. The PA Department of Education has advised districts to continue to observe the school masking order until this matter is resolved in court. Our legal counsel has also advised that we try to maintain the status quo until an Appeal is filed. We have been told to expect an Appeal immediately. Therefore, the Northern Tioga School District will continue to observe the masking order until further notice.