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

Anthony W. Slayback

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 11 a.m. till time of services at 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman.  Those surviving who will cherish his memory include his wife of 24 years, Lyn Slayback; daughter, Vanessa Russell of Milan; son, Anthony W. Slayback II of Milan, and father, Joe Slayback of Canton, IL.  Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Jeff Slayback of Carlinville, IL, Brian Slayback of Canton, Cindy Herald of Kansas, Chris Lindsey of Canton, and Tracy Ford of Canton.  He was preceded in death by his mother. Anthony W. Slayback, of Milan, was born on March 20, 1960 in Hamilton County, Ohio, the son of Joe and Phyllis Caudill Slayback.  He married Lyn M. Russell on March 16, 1991 and she survives.  Anthony was employed at Batesville Tool and Die, enjoyed cheering for the Reds and the Bengals, and loved music – especially Rock n Roll.  On Thursday, December 31, 2015, at the age of 55, Anthony passed away at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.center_img Memorial contributions are requested to the family.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Anthony W. Slayback.last_img read more