Please note the latest order from the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health regarding mask wearing and interstate travel.
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine issued an order Tuesday that sets new rules for travelers as well as strengthens the state’s existing mask mandate.
We strongly encourage you to read Dr. Levine’s order in full. The order takes effect on November 20 and, among other things, includes the following requirements:
- Masks must 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 for the entire time you are outdoors.
- When indoors, masks will now be required even if you are physically distant from people not in your household. This means that even if you are able to be six 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.
- Anyone who visits from another state must have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arriving in PA. If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days after they arrive.
- Pennsylvania residents who visit other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before their return home or to quarantine for 14 days upon return.
These new rules do not apply to people who commute to and from another state for work or medical treatment.