The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and PA Department of Health advise individuals to wear cloth face coverings when in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Cloth face coverings slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing transmission from people who do not realize they have contracted the virus.
Remember the saying: “My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.”
Governor Wolf and the Secretary of PADOH issued an order effective April 19, 2020 mandating the wearing of face masks by employees in the work place: PADOH Order This Order requires in part that employers: “provide masks for employees to wear during their time at the business, and make it a mandatory requirement to wear masks while on the work site, except to the extent an employee is using break time to eat or drink...”
For more information on cloth masks, see the Penn State EHS COVID-19 Universal Masking Cloth Mask Guidance. These requirements may be updated if additional guidance is provided by Penn State, PADOH or CDC.