Legislators Remind Pennsylvanians To Wear Mask

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HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – State and federal officials joined Governor Tom Wolf in reminding Pennsylvanians to continue wearing masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“As we increasingly resume public activities in our commonwealth, we need to remain vigilant about taking precautions, especially wearing a mask that covers our noses and mouths while around other people,” said Gov. Wolf. “This is an easy, yet important action that has been shown by research to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

On July 1st, Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order making mask-wearing mandatory in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Other officials are also joining in on reminding people across the commonwealth to wear masks in public, including U.S. Senator Bob Casey, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, and more:

“Public health experts continue to recommend mask-wearing in public, and ongoing research continues to support that recommendation,” said U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. “When you wear a mask, you are sending a clear message to others in your community that you care about them and their well-being as much as your own. I know that if we each do our part, we will beat this virus and be able to start safely rebuilding together.”

“Since late March, I have been making the case for Pennsylvanians to wear masks when they venture out,” said U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. “As the commonwealth continues to re-open, mask wearing has taken on increased significance, as studies continue to affirm that masks helps slow the spread of the coronavirus. Put simply, wearing a mask is an important step that we, as Pennsylvanians, can take to protect one another – as my mask protects you, and your mask protects me.”

"The simple act of wearing a mask is how we protect everyone's health and the fastest course to restoring our economy,” said state Sen. Pam Iovino. “Wearing a mask demonstrates concern for the welfare of all of us and how we get through this crisis together.”

"Wearing a mask is vital to protect the health and safety of our community,” said state Rep. Melissa Shusterman.  “As our state moves back to the green phase, it is the most important step we can take to preserve the progress we've made as a state through this crisis. As Pennsylvanians, we all need to participate in wearing masks to care for our neighbors, and so that our economy and state can continue to make a strong recovery.”