John Finnerty

CNHI Harrisburg Bureau

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John Finnerty reports from the Harrisburg Bureau for the New Castle News and other Pennsylvania newspapers owned by CNHI. Email him at jfinnerty@cnhi.com and follow him on Twitter @cnhipa.

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New federal data show that hundreds of Pennsylvania nursing homes had been operating for more than 16 months without full in-person inspections as the state shifted focus to infection control inspections throughout the COVID pandemic.

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As school resumed Tuesday, districts across the state followed Gov. Tom Wolf's mandate requiring students to wear masks, even though many of those same districts started the school year without mandates due to decisions by their local school boards.

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Gov. Tom Wolf is set to reinstate a mask mandate for schools, reversing course after the governor had initially indicated that he’d let local officials decide whether to require masks or not, according to sources cited by the Associated Press.

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