PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania has strengthened its mask order. Masks are now required to be worn everywhere outside and inside the commonwealth, including where people are indoors with others who are not members of their households. In addition to sharpening its mask mandate, Pennsylvania officials are requiring COVID-19 testing for travelers. New covid 19 safety precautions from @PAHealthDept mandating masks and anyone entering PA must get a COVID test within 72 hours or quarantine for 2 weeks. Details #cbs3 starting at 4 @CBSPhilly — Stephanie Stahl (@StahlCBS3) November 17, 2020 This comes as the state reported 5,900 new daily coronavirus cases. The numbers have jumped 115 percent in just two weeks. The state has been resistant to issue new restrictions, like what the City of Philadelphia did Monday in closing indoor dining and gyms. Instead, Pennsylvania outlined what it’s calling targeted mitigation. Traveling is discouraged, but anyone who comes in or out of Pennsylvania should have a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days. The new order, which begins Friday, Nov. 20, does not apply to people who commute to other states for work or medical treatment. Compliance will be voluntary. “We have no plans at this time to… Read full this story
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