July 1, 2020

According to an order from Governor Tom Wolf, under Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s authority under the Disease Prevention and Control Act, masks are now mandatory in all public places in Pennsylvania.

 

In summary, effective immediately, face coverings are required if individuals are:

  • Outdoors and unable to maintain a social distance of six feet from non-household members
  • In any indoor location where the public is permitted
  • Waiting for, riding on, driving, or operating public transportation or paratransit
  • obtaining services from healthcare providers or at healthcare facilities
  • Engaged in work, interacting with the public, working in spaces visited by the public, working in spaces where food is prepared or packaged

 

***Exemptions are made for those with medical conditions or for whom a mask would create an unsafe working condition.

Additionally, those under two years of age are not permitted to wear a mask.

 

To view the full order, please follow the link below:

Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings