HARRISBURG – Lancaster County Sen. Scott Martin is seeking clarification to the Department of Health’s new masking mandates and how they apply to athletes. He says “like many of the Wolf Administration’s mandates during COVID-19, the new masking requirement lacks clarity and has created a great deal of confusion. The fact that these requirements apply to high school, collegiate, and youth sports, but not professional sports, is equally puzzling. Martin also said “the masking requirement could also pose a safety concern for student athletes who have certain health conditions, could impair their breathing or interfere with their equipment, or the potential risk of other injuries” Martin called on the Wolf Administration to revise its guidance and restore the principle of local control so student athletes, coaches, and parents can have faith in the information they are being given.

SEN. SCOTT MARTIN