Skip to comments.Kids should wear masks for youth sports, Pa. health secretary says, and futher explains expanded order
Posted on 07/02/2020 11:21:44 AM PDT by lightman
Pennsylvania Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine took to Pittsburghs KDKA NewsRadio on Thursday morning to further explain the expanded mask-wearing order she signed on Wednesday.
Levine hit on a number of familiar talking points. She repeated her familiar refrain: my mask protects you and your mask protects me. And she said that the order, which says citizens should wear a face-covering anytime they leave their home and will be around other people unless theyre under the age of two or have a medical or work-related reason not to, is not political. Rather, its meant to help prevent an outburst of coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations that other parts of the country are currently experiencing.
KDKA Radio Morning Show hosts Larry Richert and Kevin Battle also asked how the order could impact youth sports. Baseball and softball leagues across the Keystone State are starting up, as are soccer and other team-oriented activities, including high school sports workouts.
I think that that young people, if theyre going to be within six feet of each other, should be wearing masks, Levine said. We want to protect our young people, etc.
Its worth noting that Health Department spokesman Nate Wardle told PennLive on Wednesday night that the expanded mask-wearing order is not going to be enforced by law enforcement and that no one will face civil or criminal penalties if they do not abide by it.
Instead, Gov. Tom Wolfs administration is leaning on the good sense and cooperative spirit of Pennsylvanians to follow the order on their own to keep things opened up. Lebanon will become the final county to enter Wolfs green phase starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3.
More: What we know, dont know about Pa.s expanded face-mask order: Enforcement, dining with a mask, more
We want people to wear a mask when they leave their door if theyre in public, Levine said on KDKA. So, if they are on mass transit, if they are walking down the street, and there are other people there, if theyre in a park and there are many people there, we want people to wear masks so the whole community is protected.
We dont want to wait until we start to fill up our hospitals in order to act.
Pa. reported its highest number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases in over a month on Thursday with 832, but according to Spotlight Pa., the percent of tests coming back as positive is dropping and there has not yet been a surge in new hospitalizations. That said, fears persist state and countrywide about what could happen next week as millions of Americans head out to celebrate the July Fourth holiday.
We dont want to have significant mitigation efforts like [another shutdown], and so thats why were taking these incremental steps such as the mask order, Levine said.
A mug which should be masked perpetually.
Dr. (Dickless) "Rachel" Levine.
In charge of mental health in Pennsylvania.
Thanks to this she/he/it's "leadership" Pennsylvania has the highest percentage of COVID deaths which occur in nursing homes of any state.
With today's report: 68.4.
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Telling youth baseball and soccer players to wear masks just confirms that it is a total idiot and ought to be NOWHERE near the levers of government power. Let alone this apparently unlimited power.
Playin’ soccer running up and down the field in 90+deg with a mask on. Where’d she get her phud? Cracka Jax? By the way, that name on the caramalized popcorn is offensive. So is Cracka Barrel. Amd Jimmy Crack Corn. But I don’t care.
How is his Mom doing?
I recall a long-distance runner rupturing a lung a month or so ago while running with a mask on. I consider this foolish advice that is dangerous to kids.
How did something like THAT become head of the Health department?
he is such a weirdo. did he get appointed or did Pa. vote this freak in??
You must obey us or you will die!
Anyone following these guidelines from this man is as crazy as he is.
Tommie the Commie Wolf was feeling “woke” and wanted to go down in history as the first Governor in the US to appoint a trannie to a cabinet level position.
if pennsylvanias are so stupid as to elect (or appoint)
such a twisted, murderer who does not even know his
gender, perhaps they deserve what they get?
NO. the murdered were murdered.
how is Mr. Twisted’s mother doing?
There are men running governments who shouldn’t be allowed to play with matches. - Will Rogers
We have a multi-state Babe Ruth Tournament in Northern Indiana this weekend - the kids are playing all day today - it is 92 and will be in the 90’s all weekend.
No one is wearing a mask.
> Thanks to this she/he/it’s “leadership” Pennsylvania has the highest percentage of COVID deaths which occur in nursing homes of any state. <
Its worth noting that Dr. Levine moved her mother OUT of a personal care home as she (Levine) was ordering those homes to admit Wuhan virus patients.
Levine is a disgusting, hypocritical piece of garbage. But shes also a Democrat. So she gets a complete pass.
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