Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania announced new measures to fight the spread of the COVID-19.
At the recommendation of Dr. Rachel L. Levine, the Secretary for Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, citizens will be asked to wear masks in their own homes if they have household guests.
The Health Department order was posted on Twitter. “Strengthening masking order,” the department tweeted. “Masks are still required. Indoors: masks now required anytime you’re with people outside of your household, even if you’re socially distant. Applies to all indoor facilities + if you have people in your home not part of your household.”
A succeeding post clarified the order further. Visitors to the state or citizens returning to PA also need to be tested within 72 hours before entering the state.
“Issuing order requiring anyone who visits PA from another state to get tested w/in 72 hours before entering PA. PA’ians who traveled to other states must follow the same rules when coming home. Does not apply to those who commute to/from another state for work or medical treatment.”
Reports said Pennsylvania has experienced more than 287,000 cases with 9,541 deaths. The number of COVID-19 cases has been continuously increasing since September.