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Gov. Wolf: Wearing masks gives us more freedom

"The virus is still very much with us and we need to stay the course and continue to wear masks, social distance, and wash hands frequently.”
Credit: WPMT

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — On this Fourth of July, Governor Tom Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians that masks – required when leaving home – provide more freedom to do the things we love without an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.

“This Independence Day I ask all Pennsylvanians and all those visiting our state to mask up to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and allow everyone to continue to enjoy the freedom we associate with our country and our commonwealth,” Gov. Wolf said. “We have made great strides with our mitigation efforts but now is not the time to stop. The virus is still very much with us and we need to stay the course and continue to wear masks, social distance, and wash hands frequently.”

Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order mandating mask-wearing on Wednesday. It remains in effect. Frequently Asked Questions about the mask-wearing order can be found here.

SOURCE: Governor's Office of Communications

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