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» NEW NUMBERS: Pennsylvania will now tally COVID-19 reinfections in people who fall ill with the virus more than once, as long as the infections are at least 90 days apart, TribLIVE reports.
» MASK RULE: Gov. Tom Wolf's office says the state's school mask rule remains in effect as the administration appeals a Commonwealth Court decision overturning the mandate, Spotlight PA reports.
» HOLIDAY HEALTH: Experts say Pennsylvania's COVID-19 case numbers are likely to stay high this holiday season as many remain unvaccinated and immunity wanes in those who received their shots months ago, WITF reports.
Thanks, Michele K.,for this Lehigh River pic. "I feel so lucky to get to hop on my bike at my home, then ride along the Bushkill Creek, and Delaware and Lehigh rivers! Beautiful Pennsylvania!" says the PA Poster. Send us your gems, use the hashtag #PAGems on Instagram, or tag us @spotlightpennsylvania.
NEW ROLE: After stepping down as Philadelphia's health commissioner over revelations that he ordered the disposal of victim remains from the city's bombing of a Black liberation group's rowhouse, Thomas Farley has a new gig with Washington, D.C.'s health department. Black Lives Matter DC decried the hire and called Farley a "monster," WHYY reports.
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*This week's theme: Politics
Yesterday's answer: Obstructionism
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