Pennsylvania Announces New Statewide 'Targeted Efforts' On COVID-19 Surge

Pennsylvania health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced new steps the state would take on Tuesday to help stem the rise of the Coronavirus, which hit another new daily record on Tuesday, with nearly 6,000 new cases in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania already has a statewide mask mandate, limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings, and occupancy restrictions at bars and restaurants. Philadelphia has also announced new measures, which you can find by clicking here.

Some of the new/updated steps include:

  • Anyone who travels to Pennsylvania needs to get a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival. If for any reason a person does not want to get tested, or cannot get tested, they must quarantine for 14 days
  • This order also applies to Pennsylvania residents who travel out of state, but it does not apply to people who work out of state, or leave for medical treatment
  • Masks must be worn ANY time you are with people outside your household, even if you can remain socially distant
  • Masks must be worn in every indoor facility, including schools, gyms, doctor's offices, public transportation, anywhere food is transported/packaged/served

Story is developing. Dr. Rachel Levine's live press conference can be found below.

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