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Pennsylvania Face Mask Order

Pennsylvania Face Mask Order

Effective November 20, 2020, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine expanded mask-wearing requirements in Pennsylvania:


  • Masks are required to be worn indoors and outdoors if you are away from your home.

  • When outdoors, a mask must be worn if you are not able to remain physically distant (at least 6 feet away) from someone not in your household the entire time you are outdoors.

  • When indoors, masks are required even if you are physically distant from members not in your household. This means that even if you are able to be 6 feet apart, you will need to wear a mask while inside if with people other than members of your household.

  • This applies to every indoor facility, including homes, retail establishments, gyms, doctors’ offices, public transportation, and anywhere food is prepared, packaged or served.

Community Guidelines:

According to the guidelines posted on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's website, homemade cloth or fabric masks are suitable for members of the public. The general population is asked to save surgical masks and N95 respirators for health care workers and first responders.

See the frequently asked questions on the Department of Health website for more information on masking in Pennsylvania.

Business Guidelines:


  • In Pennsylvania businesses, everyone must wear a mask, including workers and customers.

  • Employers are required to provide masks to workers.

  • For more information on "Mask Up, PA," click here.

This page was last updated on November 21, 2020.

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