Gov. Wolf: Masks Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

first_img June 23, 2020 Gov. Wolf: Masks Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today noted that research confirms the importance of wearing masks to stop the spread of COVID-19 and that Pennsylvanians are required to wear masks when entering any business in all counties in both yellow and green phases of reopening.“As most counties are in or will soon be in the green phase of reopening, mask-wearing is a vital measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “Pennsylvania has emerged as a leader among states for reduced cases amid increased reopening and we want that to continue to keep people safe and healthy while returning to many of the activities we enjoyed before COVID.”The mask requirement is part of Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel’s Levine’s order, “Directing Public Health Safety Measures for Businesses Permitted to Maintain In-person Operations,” which pertains to all counties regardless of the phase of reopening. The order requires businesses to enforce mask-wearing unless someone has an underlying health condition that prevents them from wearing a mask. Children two or younger are not required to wear masks.According to a recent study in the Institute of Physics, wearing simple medical masks or improvised facial coverings reduces community exposures from asymptomatic, but unknowingly infectious, individuals.The study concludes that while people may perceive them to be ineffective or burdensome to wear, “wearing some form of exhaled barrier (mask) out in public during pathogen outbreaks is an altruistic act serving not only as a form of enhanced cough or sneeze etiquette, but also to reduce the aerosols emitted from normal breathing or when talking. Without daily testing, nobody can be certain that they are not an asymptotic disease vector. Scientifically, this is a positive step towards helping combat the current COVID-19 pandemic.”U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams took to twitter on Sunday to advise that mask-wearing is contributing to and not infringing on freedom, tweeting in part, “Some feel face coverings infringe on their freedom of choice- but if more wear them, we’ll have MORE freedom to go out.”In addition to mask wearing, Gov. Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have advised that robust testing and contact tracing in green counties are keys to safe, phased reopening.The state continues to increase testing and ramp up contact-tracing efforts. As of June 18 (the most recent data available), there are a total of 518 contact tracers, and a total of 4,161 contacts being monitored.The Department of Health received a total of 89,350 test results in the past seven days, an average of 12,764 a day. The 30-day average of test results received is more than 13,934.There were 2,763 total cases added to investigations for the week of June 12 through 18.“Mask-wearing needs to be a part of our everyday routines,” Gov. Wolf said. “When you leave the house, grab your keys, your wallet and your mask. Mask-wearing has proven to be an important deterrent to the spread of the virus and keeping Pennsylvanians safe and healthy is the goal as we reopen and continue our mitigation efforts.”The state’s business guidance outlines mask-wearing requirements and additional safety parameters for both employees and customers.Read more on Gov. Wolf’s Process to Reopen PA here.Ver esta página en español.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cassandra Ranee Hummel

first_imgCassandra Ranee Hummel, 31, of Moores Hill passed away Thursday April 28, at Dearborn County Hospital at Lawrenceburg.  She was born Wednesday February 6, 1985 the daughter of Joseph and Phyllis (Fugate) Hummel.  She loved giving hugs, playing with her dog Toto, and making people laugh.  She loved her music and toys, and enjoyed holding babies.Cassandra is survived by parents, Phyllis (Bob) Crosthwaite of Moores Hill, father Joseph (Sherry) Hummel of Moores Hill, brothers Anthony Hummel of Dillsboro and Joshua Crosthwaite of Milford, Ohio, sisters: Theresa Ollman of Milan, Amber Gabbard, and Amber Elder both of Moores Hill. She was preceded in death by Paternal Grandparents: William J. (Rosella) Hummel; Maternal Grandparents: Jasper and Mary Fugate. Step Maternal Grandmother: Mattie Florence, one brother: James Hummel.Funeral services will be Monday May 2, 2016, 1PM at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Steven O’Brien of the Dillsboro Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery at Moores Hill.  Visitation will be 3-5 Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Kids through the funeral home.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester St, PO Box 156, Moores Hill, In., 47032, (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Fitzdares strengthens commitment to racing with Peterborough Chase sponsorship

first_img Fitzdares to launch Mayfair private members’ club August 11, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Fitzdares launches betting’s first WhatsApp tipping service July 28, 2020 Submit Private bookmaker Fitzdares has confirmed that it will be continuing its support of the UK racing industry through its sponsorship of the upcoming Peterborough Chase in December. The bookmaker will be launching the £500,000 Best Mate Bonus to mark the 50th anniversary of the race, and to celebrate the revered jump horse, Best Mate. The half a million pound bonus will be made available to any horse that wins the Peterborough Chase, King George VI Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup in one season, as Best Mate famously did in 2002.William Woodhams, CEO of Fitzdares, commented: “We are fully committed to supporting UK racing and like to put our money where our mouth is, which is why we have put up this huge bonus. Courses like Huntingdon are what makes National Hunt racing ingrained in our culture. “It is our role as a bookmaker to support them not just financially but also with creative initiatives that drive awareness and attendance. With the first-ever Trainers Derby as well, it’s going to be a day to remember. Wrap up warm!”The race day card will consist of seven races, including the 50th Peterborough Chase, and a extra race, the first-ever trainer’s race. The Trainers Derby will see trainers taking to the saddle to raise funds for Racing Welfare, highlighting both Fitzdares and the Jockey Club’s continued support of trainers and stables in East Anglia. Fitzdares’ latest race sponsorship has already captured the attention of both Newmarket trainers Charlie Fellowes and George Scott, who have since confirmed that they will be participating in the competition.last_img read more