Skip to comments.Mask order in Pa. could last until there is a coronavirus vaccine, Wolf says, and he’s ‘concerned’ about new ‘breakouts'
Posted on 07/06/2020 12:21:37 PM PDT by lightman
Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday that an expanded mask-wearing order signed by his Health Sectary last week could be in place until there is a coronavirus vaccine.
Speaking at an event at the PSECU Child Care Center Playground where new means of funding and support for child care centers was discussed, Wolf later fielded a question regarding how long the mask-wearing order would be in place and if there were any indicators that he was watching for regarding possibly ending it sooner rather than later.
Im sort of thinking this is until we get a vaccine, but I dont have any real formal goal there, Wolf said on a video of the news conference. There are some places where people just wear masks, as a matter of, just people wear them. I think it might be a good idea.
This is something that actually does make you safer when Im wearing a mask makes me safer when youre wearing a mask, and if we cant practice social distancing thats a really important thing. Models out there suggest that states, areas where people wear masks, the infection rate is actually lower. This is something that, as we get into infectious disease, and knows when this is going to end, we probably ought to be thinking about this [a mask] just to keep each other safe.
The order from Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine requires Pa. citizens or those visiting the state to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces if they cant socially distance and also while inside of businesses. There are some exceptions, including for safety and health reasons, and while the Health Department has said its not asking police to enforce the order, it applies to anyone over the age of 2.
In other news, Wolf also said that he is concerned about new breakouts of positive coronavirus cases occurring in the state. Mondays total of 450 new confirmed coronavirus cases was the lowest one-day total since June 18, but its expected that other areas of the state could see a spike in positive tests in the days to come following the July Fourth holiday like the one Allegheny County is experiencing. There, bars and restaurants can not serve alcohol to dine-in customers.
We have seen breakouts in certain areas, Wolf said. Allegheny County is the big area of concern at this point. There have been others, more modest [outbreaks] in the past, but right now, Allegheny Countys is the area and were working closely with them.
Pennsylvania has shown as a state an increase in the number of cases but keep in mind thats from a pretty low base. We were, and had been fairly successful I think; states were talking 10,000 new cases a day. Were now at 500 over the weekend, new cases. Thats up, because we were down between three and 400 before, so that that is up and thats a concern. Its up in localized places and I think what were doing is focused on those areas and the specific things that seem to cause them in those areas so I remain concerned.
Downtown Columbia has the order. I do not go to downtown Columbia.
My burb area has it so I stay even more reclusive than normal. I barely come into contact with people as it is.
I despise Henry’s face nappie. Not a lot of love for him either.
What I am concerned about is Henry and the other goovenairs get this permanent mask idea in their heads.
Mask-wearers do serve an important purpose — although they don’t realize it. The mask gives really frightened people — people who would otherwise likely stay isolated in their homes — the courage to leave their nest and be around others. Because the mask does very little to prevent transmission of the virus, the mask-wearers help build widespread immunity right along with those who have known for months that the masks are useless for their purported purpose (carrying a handkerchief would be a much better — and safer — thing to do.)
The common cold is a coronavirus.
I'm waiting for one for the experts to admit that "cough into your elbow or your sleve" was a really dumb idea.
Cough into a tissue and throw it away!
Well, I suspect that even with a mask on coughing will clear out a long line at a grocery store checkout!
I pity anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies.
They will be regarded with fear and suspicion.
Of course it will be easy for them to “maintain proper social distancing”.
Had friends in stores in PA this weekend. Employees and customers in supermarkets mostly had masks on but other stores had few staff and almost no customers wearing masks.
I think this is why they're pushing the "travel from high-risk states" quarantining. They know it's a scam and are tripling down on it. How does Governor Wolf explain his marching with rioters in defiance of his own diktats?
I wanted to ask the folks in line today, “when will you have the courage to take off your mask?”
Because really, that’s the question. Many of these same people turn their flashers on when it’s raining hard.
In other words, comply until you send inordinate amounts of money to my friend the franken vax maker. It’s an rna virus, moron. Endless annual vaxez or else.
First, 95% of them keep their dicks. They are gay men.
Second, Republicans voted to end the state of emergency. Wolf refused to abide by it.
The Soros purchased PA Supreme Court sided with Wolf.
Glad you didnt
It should be their choice.
No mask shaming or non masked shaming.
Live and let live.
NY, NJ and PA need to be investigated for Genocide.
“The point was to limit the number of acute cases at any one time so as to not overwhelm medical facilities. That mission has been accomplished.”
They weren't didn't merely want to "flatten the curve".
They wanted to deflate the demographic bubble of the aging Boomers!
Double verb = PWI
“...They wanted to deflate the demographic bubble of the aging Boomers!...”
Exactly. Every single one of these SOBs should be arrested, tried and executed for mass murder and crimes against humanity. Public hanging is way too good for em.
The Colonial sentence for Treason seems reasonable:
“You are to be hung from the neck until not quite dead.
Then your bowels shall be removed before your eyes.
Then you shall be beheadeed.
Then you shall be quartered and the parts dispersed as the Sheriff shall see fit.”
Tommie the commie, and Corporal Klinger can go to Hell.
I'll let God be the Judge.
As for me, this daily clown show in Transylvania has become just about unbearable.
Maybe this is a light at the end of the tunnel. Trump said he is looking to get the vaccine by or before the end of the year.
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