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Pennsylvania Joins The Growing List Of States Mandating Face Masks In Public

Pennsylvania, Oregon and Kansas are among the latest states to require face coverings in public settings as COVID-19 cases surge in much of the country. Health officials say masks can slow the spread.

Pennsylvania officials announced Wednesday that residents must wear face coverings when outside the home, the latest in a series of mask mandates in various states to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The Pennsylvania order takes effect immediately and builds on an April directive requiring masks to be worn inside businesses. in coronavirus cases reported in the state.

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