HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A group of Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives wants their adamantly maskless Republican colleagues to be sworn in next month after everyone else, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The 203 state representatives will take the oath of office in early January in four sets of about 50 people each.READ MORE: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church To Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
The speaker’s office said Wednesday that will start with newly elected members.READ MORE: Optimism On The Horizon As Vaccination Rates Continue, Herd Immunity No Longer A Distant Hope
A cohort of a few dozen House Republicans has been insistently maskless this year, drawing Democratic complaints by attending floor session and committee meetings in closed rooms.
At least nine state representatives and two state senators have contracted COVID-19 this year.MORE NEWS: Man Tasered, Arrested In Pittsburgh's South Side Following SWAT Situation Prompted By Threats Made Towards W. Va. Schools, Businesses
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