Mask Up Montco
required: Universal face coverings
On July 1, 2020: Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in coordination with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, issued an order that outlines the use of masks in public areas.
Individuals are required to wear face coverings if they are:
A. Outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six (6) feet from individuals who are not members of their household;
B. In any indoor location where members of the public are generally permitted;
C. Waiting for, riding on, driving, or operating public transportation or paratransit or while in a taxi, private car service or ride-sharing vehicle;
D. Obtaining services from the healthcare sector in settings including, but not limited to, a hospital, pharmacy, medical clinic, laboratory, physicians or dental office, veterinary clinic, or blood bank; or
E. 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 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.
A. Individuals who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition, including those with respiratory issues that impede breathing, mental health condition, or disability;
B. 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 guidelines;
C. Individuals who would be unable to remove a mask without assistance;
D. Individuals who are under two (2) years of age;
E. 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;
F. Individuals are not required to show documentation that an exception applies.
NEED A CLOTH MASK?
- Try making your own with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Instructions for How to Make Cloth Face Coverings (sew and no-sew instructions included)
- Join the Facebook group, Make Masks 4 MontcoPA and make your request on the group wall that includes your location, the number of masks requested, and the ages of individuals receiving the masks. A volunteer who can help will connect with you by commenting on your post.
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