In the state’s latest coronavirus crackdown, citizens of Pennsylvania are now required to wear masks in their own homes whenever visitors are present.
According to the Daily Wire, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf administration officials announced the new mandate on Tuesday.
“Strengthening masking order,” the Pennsylvania Department of Health tweeted. “Masks are still required. Indoors: masks now required anytime you’re with people outside of your household, even if you’re socially distant. Applies to all indoor facilities + if you have people in your home not part of your household.”
The health department, helmed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel L. Levine, also ramped up testing requirements, compelling out-of-state visitors and residents returning from another state to be tested within 72 hours before entering Pennsylvania.
▪️ Issuing order requiring anyone who visits PA from another state to get tested w/in 72 hours before entering PA. Pa'ians who traveled to other states must follow same rules when coming home. Does not apply to those who commute to/from another state for work or medical treatment
— PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) November 17, 2020
In a media release, the health department outlined several more aspects of the draconian health order:
Masks are required to be worn indoors and outdoors if you are away from your home.
When outdoors, a mask must be worn if you are not able to remain physically distant (at least 6 feet away) from someone not in your household the entire time you are outdoors.
When indoors, masks will now be required even if you are physically distant from members not in your household. This means that even if you are able to be 6 feet apart, you will need to wear a mask while inside if with people other than members of your household.
This order applies to every indoor facility, including homes, retail establishments, gyms, doctors’ offices, public transportation, and anywhere food is prepared, packaged or served.
The department added that colleges and universities in particular “should have adequate capacity for isolation and quarantine and should be prepared to enforce violations of established policies such as mask wearing and physical distancing.”
“We must remain united in stopping COVID-19,” Levine declared. “Wear a mask, wash your hands, stay apart and download the COVID Alert PA app. If you test positive, please answer the call of the case reviewer and provide information that can help protect others. It’s the selfless, right thing to do.”
Folks, we have long since abandoned any semblance of personal liberty in these Democrat-run states. If we are willing to let government officials tell us what to do in our own homes, we don’t deserve the liberty our forefathers fought for.
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