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Coronavirus In Pennsylvania: State Health Officials Implement Worker Safety Measures, Including Mask Requirement For All Employees

HARRISBURG (KDKA) - Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a new order to protect essential employees who are still working during the coronavirus outbreak.

The order, signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, includes guidance on cleaning, social distancing and handling exposure to the virus.

Those who don't comply with the requirements will either be cited, fined or have their license suspended. Enforcement will begin Sunday at 8 p.m.

Employers must provide masks to employees and make it mandatory that the masks are worn. Businesses must also install shields or barriers to separate cashiers and customers.

Occupancy in businesses isn't allowed to pass 50 percent of the number on their certificate of occupancy.

Anyone not wearing a mask into a grocery, pharmacy or other essential business will be turned away and directed to return home and get a mask or face covering. However, they are required to be offered an alternate pick up method.

The order also issues guidelines about what to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19.

There are several other guidelines, which you can read here.

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