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.

Clarifying a statement made last week, Department of Health Doctor Secretary Rachel Levine says all school children should wear masks during class – and she recommends against youth sports until next year.

A local designer is creating masks for the deaf community. The mask has clear plastic around the mouth to help people who communicate by reading lips.

Pennsylvanians may be required to wear masks in public, and the workplace, until a vaccine is found for COVID-19. That’s according to Governor Tom Wolf.


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