Gov. Wolf: Masks Are Mandatory in Pennsylvania Businesses

Gov. Wolf: Masks are Mandatory in Pennsylvania Businesses

HARRISBURG, PA — Governor Tom Wolf is reminding all Pennsylvania residents and businesses that masks are mandatory when visiting a business.

“The importance of mask-wearing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect people and businesses cannot be overstated,” Gov. Wolf said. “Masks are required in businesses, for the entire time someone is visiting a business. It’s that simple and that important to continue to safely reopen the state and keep our case counts on the decline.”

Multiple state government agencies sent a communication to Pennsylvania businesses this week outlining mask requirements:

  • Everyone must wear a mask, unless they have a medical reason not to or are under the age of 2. That includes workers and customers. Remember, “my mask protects you and your mask protects me.”
  • No mask, no shirt, no shoes, no service. If a worker or customer attempts to enter your business without a mask on, ask them to leave and return when they have a mask. A fabric mask is fine.
  • Find PPE to protect your workers. Masks and other PPE can be hard to find given the high demand. But we’ve got you covered. Check out our online directory of PPE manufacturers and suppliers in Pennsylvania.
  • Have good mask hygiene. Don’t touch the front of your mask. Make sure it covers both your nose and mouth. Don’t lift it up when talking to someone. Remember, the virus travels in the droplets we breathe out when talking or laughing, not just when we cough or sneeze. If wearing a fabric mask, make sure you wash it and let it fully dry between uses.
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“Wearing masks in a business or when in a public space where social distancing can’t be maintained is a required, vital practice to stopping the spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “It’s also a sign of respect for others because your mask is protecting them. Let’s continue to get through this together.”

The state’s business guidance outlines mask-wearing requirements.

The state’s restaurant industry guidance outlines mask-wearing requirements specific to restaurants.

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Fred
Fred
June 27, 2020 12:21 pm

First i would like say is gov wolf, nobody in pa likes you. You should stay off the news. How dare you say masks are required when you were out protesting with thousands of ppl. Second mask wearing is not a law. I have not wore a mask in any store for a few months and there will not be. I think you should just not be seen or speak gov wolf. Your trying to create a communist society that will not be put up with. Thank you and have a nice day

Robert A Ference Jr
Robert A Ference Jr
June 29, 2020 7:15 pm

Anyone can see how the virus is running rampant across the country. What is so hard about wearing a mask if it helps control the spread of the Virus. By not wearing 1 you are not only spiting yourself you’re jeopardizing other people who may be more vulnerable and your own family. Younger people you are not immune to the dangers either, younger people are dying too. One 35 year old pregnant woman had her baby delivered 4 months early before dying from Covid 19. You may very well infect your parents, grandparents, and older family members who could die,… Read more »