Governor Tom Wolf announced a new order signed by Dr. Levine. Under the order, signed under Dr. Levine’s authority under the Disease Prevention and Control Act, masks must be worn whenever a person leaves their home. The order takes effect immediately.
“This mask-wearing order is essential to stopping the recent increase in COVID-19 cases we have seen in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “Those hot spots can be traced to situations where Pennsylvanians were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing – two practices that must be adhered to if we want to maintain the freedoms we have in place under our reopening.”
The order outlines the situations when a mask must be worn and includes limited exceptions to the face-covering requirement.