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.
He absolutely HAS to...before November 4.
Ancient aboriginal people used to fear the that sun might never return as late December approached and would beat the earth and engage in all sorts of frenzy to urge its return.
More "enlightened" modern people beat the earth in hopes that "the economy" might return in late December.
COVID can't be allowed to cancel "Christmas"!
I will not out of respect for the neighbors, including my relatives. As I said, there is also Trump banners and gear proudly displayed by some of the neighbors, so they know.
I agree with you about Toomey. I once talked with him on Bob Durgin show and asked him about his pro Wall St globalist views years ago. He weaseled around and never addressed it as do many politicians. He was a Congressman then. The establishment Repubs are more corporatist and globalist than conservative.
‘So was Hillary in July 2016. How’d that work out for her?’
the result of one presidential election has minimal bearing on a subsequent one; the electorate changes every four years; a significant cohort for Trump were elderly voters, a number of whom have since passed or become incapacitated...and first time voters trend left every time, and this will be a highly participated election...
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