HARRISBURG (AP) – The PA Supreme Court has released its rationale for why it ruled that the Wolf Administration had no legal authority to require masks in the state’s schools and child care centers, even amid a pandemic and surging cases of COVID-19. The court ruled 6-0 on Dec. 10, immediately ending the statewide mask mandate. The justices’ 58-page opinion released last week says the Legislature’s move in June to end Wolf’s COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration also eliminated any legal justification for a school mask mandate. The justices say state law gives the state broad authority to protect public health, but it doesn’t empower a mask mandate without a regulation.