By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Many parents don’t want their Catholic schools to go through with a mask mandate.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Morning Rain, Snow Showers On The Horizon
More than 2,000 people have signed an online petition asking the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh to keep masks optional.READ MORE: Man Shot In The Head Inside Wilkinsburg Apartment
Some of the parents wrote that they enrolled their kids in Catholic schools partly because they believed there would be no mask requirement.MORE NEWS: Travel Restrictions Tighten As COVID-19 Omicron Variant Concerns Grow
The diocese says the mask mandate is for the health and safety of everyone.