HARRISBURG, Pa (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Face coverings are now mandatory throughout Pennsylvania when leaving your home as a result of a July 1 order by Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine.
Governor Tom Wolf said the expansion of the order to now includes situations when people leave their homes and not just when inside businesses is necessary. “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 from Levine takes effect immediately. You can read the full text of the order by clicking here.