Posted by on July 1, 2020 4:06 pm

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The Mask Marauder Tom Wolf today issued an updated order on wearing masks in Pennsylvania.

Wolf, on Wednesday, announced that Pennsylvania Health Secretary updated its original April order on masks in Pennsylvania.

“Masks Must Be Worn Whenever Anyone Leaves Home” in Pennsylvania

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Now, “masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home,” according to a statement from Governor Wolf on Wednesday.

He’s been going on and on about masks for the last week or so. Wolf continually pats himself and Levine on the back for the job they think they’re doing in preventing the spread of the virus. No one can fault them on their spread of fear and misinformation though.

Today’s announcement included a bit of a threat from Wolf indicating he might have to move areas back into the Yellow or Red phases of his elementary school-level color-phased coronavirus reopening plan.

“This mask-wearing order is essential to stopping the recent increase in COVID-19 cases we have seen in Pennsylvania,” Wolf says. “Those hot spots can be traced to situations where Pennsylvanians were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing – two practices that must be adhered to if we want to maintain the freedoms we have in place under our reopening.”

Wear a Mask – Feel Virtuous. Remind Everyone You’re Doing It for Them!

And today, Levine jumped in to add the virtue. In the statement on the updated mask order, she said, of course, “My mask protects you, and your mask protects me. Wearing a mask shows that you care about others, and that you are committed to protecting the lives of those around you.”

For reasons we can’t seem to figure out at the moment, after months of quarantines and business shutdowns and all sorts of madness, the issue of face masks has resurfaced, and stronger than ever.

Debates on social media – more like typed shouting matches – between family and friends are more prevalent than ads (for face masks).

Where are Face Masks Required in Pennsylvania?

Today’s order certainly leaves a lot open to interpretation. And won’t that be fun debating? Even the greatest mask defender is eventually forced to reconcile why they were caught off-guard not wearing a mask in front of a camera.

So, let’s take a closer look at the details in Levine’s updated mandatory mask order in Pennsylvania.

Here’s where face masks are now required, per the July 1 order from the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health:

  • “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.”

What are the Exceptions to the Face Masks in Public Requirement in Pennsylvania?

Here are the loopholes on the July 1 face mask order in Pennsylvania. The following don’t need to wear a mask or are situations where a mask isn’t required:

  • “Individuals who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition, including those with respiratory issues that impede breathing, mental health condition, or disability.”
  • “Individuals for whom wearing a mask while working would create an unsafe condition in which to operate equipment or execute a task as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidances.”
  • “Individuals who would be unable to remove a mask without assistance.”
  • “Individuals who are under 2 years of age.”
  • “Individuals who are communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing-impaired or has another disability, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.”

Pennsylvanians are not required to show any form of documentation to prove they’re exempt from the updated mask order.

PA Dept. of Health Order on Mandatory Masks in Public

Here’s the full document of the Dept. of Health order on mandatory masks in public, issued on July 1, 2020:

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Are Face Masks Mandatory in Pennsylvania?

Yes.

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.”

READ MORE: Wolf Now Requires Masks in ALL Public Places

 

READ MORE ABOUT HOW WE ENDED UP HERE ON THE MASKS ISSUE IN PENNSYLVANIA: 

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Are Masks Really Mandatory in Pennsylvania? Probably Maybe

17 responses to LATEST: Wolf Now Requires Masks in ALL Public Places

  1. Wolf Now Says Masks Not Required in Pennsylvania - Coal Region Canary July 1st, 2020 at 4:16 pm

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

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    • CindyF July 7th, 2020 at 9:15 am

      Why doesn’t King Wolf wear one! He either doesn’t have one on or it wrapped around his neck when he speaks publicly. I have to wear one in public.I guess the reporters aren’t the public!!! Do as I say not what I do…..

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      • Dave July 7th, 2020 at 10:39 am

        CindyF, Mainstream jumped on this virus in January. Like there was never a new{Novel) virus ever. People see reasons behind the media hype. We will survive this episode, easily. Maybe not everyone(easily).

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  2. Are Masks Really Mandatory in Pennsylvania? Probably Maybe - Coal Region Canary July 1st, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    […] *BREAKING* – Wolf Now Requires Masks in ALL Public Places […]

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  3. Linda H July 1st, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Guess he knew we were not going to follow those BBQ plans he had drawn up. Guess the big bald Wolf is saying Happy F’in 4th of July?

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    • Canary Commenter July 1st, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      He’s been on a tear about these masks lately.

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      • Linda H July 1st, 2020 at 5:37 pm

        Yeah, and he most likely knew PA Supreme Court ruled against 836.

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        • Coalregion12 July 1st, 2020 at 5:46 pm

          The Police though are only to “educate ” you on mask wearing as per Gov. Wolf. Maybe we should all gather at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Pottsville and have Pottsville PD “Educate” us. Charge admission and all proceeds go to PASD Budget difficulties.

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  4. Local Idiot July 1st, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    The state idiot has spoken.

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  5. PTFloridians July 1st, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    From this point forward, we all have the HIPPA privacy act on our side…NO ONE can ask you about any “medical issue” you/we may have with our mask-free life. Nothing really has changed except Wolfass’s tough Teddy speak…more blackmail for us…do it or else…These two carnival sideshows are the Boris and Natasha of our time…rotten and subversive, not even comical, just a good `ol pair of rotten jackasses.

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    • Dave July 2nd, 2020 at 10:44 am

      To PTFloridians Wow! Your right.

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  6. PTFloridians July 1st, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Section 3 B.
    …thats all you need to know.

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  7. PTFloridians July 1st, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I wonder if Levine’s signature, on the document, held up to mirror, says something cryptic, like, “my name used to be Richard”

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  8. PTFloridians July 1st, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/01/coronavirus-deaths-in-u-s-plunge-in-recent-weeks-as-new-cases-hit-record-levels/

    …i just don’t get it. More testing=more cases, but no symptoms, just inflated numbers, fear and paranoia…
    Wait…i DO get it.

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  9. PTFloridians July 2nd, 2020 at 10:29 am

    https://mobile.twitter.com/cabraxas10/status/1251993367992348672
    …this is who is advising (ordering) us on our health and wellness.

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  10. Frank July 2nd, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    So public pools that are open, must masks be worn while under water or just above water?

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    • Dave July 2nd, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      I’m pretty sure wolf never went to a public pool.

      Reply

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