On Friday, June 26th, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf recalled the urgency of wearing masks. All the residents and businesses coming under the jurisdiction of Pennsylvania state were told about the usage of mandatory masks while 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.”
Guidelines requiring the proper follow-up of mask requirements were sent out by government agencies:
¯ Everyone must wear a mask, unless they have a medical reason not to or are under the age of two. That includes workers and customers.
¯ If a worker or customer attempts to enter a business without a mask on, businesses are supposed to ask that person to leave and only return when wearing a mask.
¯ Find personal protective equipment to protect workers.
¯ Have good mask hygiene by not touching the front of the mask and making sure it covers both the nose and mouth. Don’t lift it up when talking to someone. If wearing a fabric mask, wash it and let it fully dry between uses.
“Wearing masks in 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,” the governor said. “It’s also a sign of respect for others because your mask is protecting them. Let’s continue to get through this together.”
Wolf did not state any specific penalties for businesses that do not adhere to the requirements.