HARRISBURG (AP) – PA House Republicans are hoping a rarely used procedure will halt a statewide school masking order when a special panel considers whether it should be formally adopted as a regulation rather than just as an order by the acting Health Secretary. The Joint Committee on Documents, an entity that consists of members of the Wolf Administration, other executive branch officials, and state legislative leaders, was meeting today and potentially voting on the validity of Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam’s Aug. 31 order. The order applies to K-12 schools and child care facilities and is designed to halt the spread of COVID-19.