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State Health Dept. Mandates Masks Inside All K-12 Schools Effective Sept. 7

August 31, 2021

State Health Department Mandates Masks Inside All Pennsylvania K-12 Schools Effective Sept. 7

Dear RTSD Families and Staff,

Gov. Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced today that masks will be mandated in all K-12 schools in the state, public and private, effective September 7. The order shall remain in effect until otherwise terminated by the state health department. Click here to read the full order.

We had previously announced masks are required indoors for all students and staff in the district effective August 16. This new order does not change any of the plans and protocols that we have already put in place. Our first day of school is September 8. We will keep you informed of any changes.

We are looking forward to seeing all our students on September 8.



Kenneth E. Batchelor
Superintendent of Schools