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.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Pa. Department Of Health Aligns With CDC Quarantine Guidance For Fully Vaccinated Individuals
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.
In an effort to better protect workers, I'm announcing @SecretaryLevine's newest order.
The order requires businesses to ensure safe work environments to mitigate the spread of #COVID19.
It includes guidance on cleaning, social distancing, and handling exposure to the virus. pic.twitter.com/zAUfnwAD5g
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 15, 2020READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines: FDA Set To Discuss Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
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.MORE NEWS: Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh Steelers Hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Heinz Field
There are several other guidelines, which you can read here.