We're strongly in favor of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It's proven effective.
In Pittsburgh and Allegheny County new coronavirus cases dropped into single digits until bars reopened and operators allowed too many people inside most not wearing masks.
A short time later, new cases jumped into triple digits. It was no coincidence.
Masks work. That's why leaders have decided all students in Pennsylvania, K through 12, are required to wear masks as school resumes in the fall. If you want the activities you enjoy to return, if you want your favorite businesses to be there next year and remain open…