Health Department Reminds People To Wear A Mask In Public

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Amid a few complains, as well as confusion, the Allegheny County Health Department is reminding people to wear a mask when they are in public.

Under and order from the PA Secretary of Health, masks are required to be worn in businesses, including restaurants, coffee shops, markets, grocery stores, and other businesses.

Wearing a mask is considered an important tool in the fight against coronavirusprotects other people around you from the spread of COVID-19 and their mask protects you.

The mask should be worn over both the mask and nose.

Those who visit a restaurant must wear a mask when they enter and leave the establishment but may remove them when they are seated.

A mask must also be worn when walking through the restaurant or picking up food.

All employees must wear masks at work.

“Exceptions can only be made for medical conditions or if the mask would impede an employee’s vision or create an unsafe working condition. Employers must provide non-medical masks for employees to wear or may approve homemade masks,” the county said in its release.

Children under 2 years of age are not required to wear a mask and people who cannot wear one due to a medical condition are not required do and do not need to provide proof.

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