Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Levine said that new rules will be going into effect that include requirements to wear masks inside your own home.
Masks are required to 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 the entire time you are outdoors.
When indoors, masks will now be required even if you are physically distant from members not in your household. This means that even if you are able to be 6 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.
In addition, people visiting or returning PA from another state will be required to test negative with a PCR test not more than 72 hours before entering, and carry proof of such.
Regarding institutions of higher education, "Every college and university should test all students at the beginning of each term, when returning to campus after a break and to have regular screening testing throughout the semester/term," said the PA Department of Health.
According to The New York Times, a recent study performed in Denmark concluded that mask wearing does not protect people wearing them from infection with the coronavirus.
“The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, did not contradict growing evidence that masks can prevent transmission of the virus from wearer to others,” the Times said. “But the conclusion is at odds with the view that masks also protect the wearers — a position endorsed just last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”