Starting in Feb., the CDC will require masks to be worn by passengers traveling into or within the U.S., including on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares. They will also be required at airports and subway stations.

More than 17,000 Pennsylvania healthcare workers have received COVID vaccines. Tens of thousands more will be vaccinated in the coming weeks. But social distancing and mask-wearing are still needed, even if you get a shot.

How do you get people to follow proper COVID-19 safety measures? Psychology says that it often comes down to choosing the right words.

Wearing a mask protects the wearer, and not just other people, from the coronavirus, the CDC is emphasizing. And the protective benefits of masks are stronger the more people wear masks consistently and correctly, the agency says.

Pennsylvania has averaged 1,000 new coronavirus cases a day for the past two weeks – with more than 1,500 new cases reported today.


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