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Wear masks, urge political leaders
Pennsylvania political leaders are urging their constituents to wear masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Health Secretary Rachel Levine signed a order On July 1, wearing a mask is compulsory.
“As we increasingly resume public activities in our republic, we must remain vigilant about taking precautions, especially wearing a mask that covers our nose and mouth when around other people. “Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement. “This is an easy but important action that has been shown by research to reduce the spread of COVID-19. ”
U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey have touted research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that shows wearing a mask reduces the chances of the new coronavirus entering the air.
“When you wear a mask, you send a clear message to other members of your community that you care about them and their well-being as much as you do your own. I know that if we each do our part, we will defeat this virus and can safely begin to rebuild together, ”Casey said in a statement.
Toomey said he had been a supporter of wearing the mask throughout the pandemic.
“As the Commonwealth continues to reopen, wearing masks has grown in importance as studies continue to claim that masks help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Simply put, wearing a mask is an important step that we as Pennsylvanians can take to protect each other. My mask protects you and your mask protects me, ”he said in a statement.
State Senator Pam Lovino and State Representative Melissa Shusterman have said wearing masks is key to reopening the economy.
“As our state returns to the green phase, this is the most important step we can take to preserve the progress we have made as a state through this crisis. As Pennsylvanians, we must all participate in wearing masks to care for our neighbors, and so that our economy and our state can continue to recover strongly, ”Shusterman said in a statement.
Pa posts Safe Rideshare Public Service Announcement
Pennsylvania health officials are advising residents how to use Uber and Lyft ridesharing services safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The state posted a public service announcement on social media on Wednesday asking runners to wear face masks and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces.
If possible, the state advises, runners should use contactless payment options. Avoid carpools that include other customers, sit in the back seat and ask the driver to open the window for ventilation, PSA recommends.