NEW COVID-19 RULES IMPLEMENTED
With the increased spread of COVID-19 cases reported, I am hearing from constituents with questions as to any possible shut-downs planned. While the are no additional shutdowns at this time, the Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced “targeted efforts” to control the spread of COVID-19.
• A strengthened mask order was issued requiring wearing a face covering indoors, with limited exceptions
• Travelers to Pennsylvania must be tested within 72 hours before entering the state or will need to quarantine for 14 days, with an exemption for people commuting for work or medical care
• A memorandum was issued to hospitals outlining opportunities and expectations to manage a surge
• Recommendations were issued to institutes of higher education to implement testing protocols, isolation and quarantine measures to ensure a safe return to campus following the holidays