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Tom Wolf Goes Full Karen on Mask Policy

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*BREAKING – JULY 1* – Wolf Now Requires Masks in ALL Public Places

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After spending months waffling on the issue of face masks in public, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf went full-Karen on Thursday.

Wolf issued a press release clearly defining Pennsylvania’s mask policy once and for … all?

In his statement, Karen Wolf says, “In yellow and green counties, it is required that masks are worn when visiting businesses to protect employees, employees’ families, and communities as a whole. Mask-wearing has proven to be an important deterrent to the spread of the virus, and as more counties move to green and more things reopen, we need to be vigilant in our efforts to continue our mitigation efforts.”

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His statement then tries to back up his reasoning with alleged medical studies which he thinks prove him right.

Honestly, who cares?

Wolf’s made it very clear in recent weeks that he believes he’s the sole voice – the lone Wolf, if you will – who will guide Pennsylvania from the coronavirus disaster largely of his own making.

If he wanted to cite two people down the hall from his office or his goldfish, there’s literally nothing anyone else can do right now.

So, rather than try to win everyone over with his argument on masks, just say it’s an order and be done with it. We should implement a carbon tax on all the hot air coming out of his mouth the last several months. It’d solve the budget crisis.

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Instead, as Wolf noted earlier this week, not following this mask order could get you cited and fined.

Last week, Wolf sounded pretty convinced masks weren’t even required. Then, earlier this week, he said they were. Now, he’s double sure it is and spent the balance of this week discussing them.


Are Face Masks Mandatory in Pennsylvania?


On July 1, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Health Secretary Rachel Levine signed an order making face masks mandatory in all public places in the state.

Masks are required in Pennsylvania when you’re:

  • “Outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of 6 feet from individuals who are not members of their household.”
  • “In any indoor location where members of the public are generally permitted.”
  • “Waiting for, riding on, driving, or operating public transportation or paratransit or while in a taxi, private car service or ride-sharing vehicle.”
  • “Obtaining services from the healthcare sector in settings including, but not limited to a hospital, pharmacy, medical clinic, laboratory, physician, or dental office, veterinary clinic, or blood bank.”
  • “Engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing work off-site, when interacting in-person with any member of the public, working in any space visited by members of the public, working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution to others, working in or walking through common areas, or in any room or enclosed area where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or residence, are present when unable to physically distance.”

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  1. PTFloridians

    June 18, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Wuck Folf.

  2. PTFloridians

    June 18, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    …he musta got a burst of estrogen through his veins from smelling Tricky Dick’s Dollar Tree perfume…

  3. David Catherman

    June 18, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Is it possible the wolf suffers from psychosis?

    David W. Catherman, MAJ (Retired)

    • admin

      June 19, 2020 at 12:25 am

      Just like he’s “not a lawyer”, The Canary is not a doctor.

  4. Alan Patton

    June 19, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Under what legal order can Wolfe require masks be worn by customers in the ‘green’ phase? Originally, green meant deferring to CDC guidelines which say ‘recommended’.
    Has Levine’s or Wolfe’s orders of April 20 been amended?
    I’m thinking that a press release has no legal standing.

    • admin

      June 19, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Just before the first counties started in the green phase, he updated all the rules for that phase. CDC guidelines turned into pretty restrictive PA DOH guidelines. And they still have no plans for post-green, which is terrifying. It’s his “new normal” life.

  5. Alan Patton

    June 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you for your update. For all of his rhetoric about relying on ‘data’ and ‘science’ for all his decision making, where in all of recorded history has it been shown that imprisoning healthy people ever prevented a disease from spreading? Protect those most at risk (the elderly or already compromised-or at least leave them in the hospitals where they were) and allow the rest of the population to use its own common sense to protect itself and help them improve their own immune systems.
    Those that govern least, govern best.

    • PTFloridians

      June 19, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      Thank you, Alex, for wise and insightful critique. NO WHERE in recorded history have we oppressed and imprisoned the healthy, because of a seasonal virus. This is unprunprecedented overreach by tyrannical dictators, all over the country, in lockstep, to cripple our freedoms and our President. They weaponize everything. His pressers and ever shifting edicts have no bearing on me, nor should they you. You are free to move about. If ANYONE asks you about a mask, tell em its a violation of your HIPPA privacy rights to ask you about your “mask issue”.

    • admin

      June 19, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      So, you’re suggesting that sending COVID-positive patients IN the nursing homes may have been a bad idea?

      • PTFloridians

        June 19, 2020 at 6:13 pm

        They all did it, in lockstep…all the power-drunk Lib Governors killed off tens of thousands of immune-compromised, vulnerable Americans. NY, NJ, CT, PA, MI, IL…terrible. In addition to that, they oppress the healthy. What madness.

  6. Alan Patton

    June 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    No, I’m suggesting that sending those elderly at risk patients with documented weak immune systems AND positive coronavirus tests back to their
    nursing homes to free up hospital beds for ‘potential’ cases was a really bad idea. Where did a majority of the PA virus deaths occur? This, to me, is evidence of radically flawed public policy.

    • admin

      June 19, 2020 at 6:06 pm

      We gotcha. Canary is a sarcastic bird. Yeah, at 70% of deaths linked to nursing homes, it’s pretty safe to say that decision may have gone sideways. Not sure what science and data led to that.

  7. Alan Patton

    June 19, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you. I’m new to this site and admins sarcasms, but greatly appreciate both. And if one public policy decision made by the gov and DOH is so fatally flawed, can any other go unchallenged? Keep up the good work.

    • admin

      June 19, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      Always happy to get some new readership. Enjoy.

  8. Mike

    June 26, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Just listen to the president if we don’t test then you won’t have -19. Thank you for your leadership.

    • PTFloridians

      June 26, 2020 at 7:17 pm

      Seems like you’re about as sharp as a bowling ball…if Barack was still the emperor, I wonder if you’d feel the same way…

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