HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf announced that acting Health Secretary Alison Beam will resign her position at the end of the year. The administration did not give a reason for Beam’s departure. The PA Supreme Court recently upheld a lower court decision that the masking mandate in PA’s K-12 schools and child care facilities was not valid because it was imposed by Beam without legal authorization. The governor announced his intention to name Department of Health Executive Deputy Secretary Keara Klinepeter to serve as Acting Health Secretary.

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