On April 15, 2020 the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a worker safety order. The order requires essential businesses in operation in Pennsylvania to implement new workplace requirements, including a mandate for all workers to wear masks. DOH accompanied the order with a guidance, which was available shortly after issuance of the order. The order became effective immediately upon its issuance, with enforcement scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. on April 19, 2020.

In the days after issuance of the order, various advocacy groups raised a variety of questions about the new requirements. DOH has now responded with a publication it calls COVID-19 Workplace Safety Questions. This document is in the nature of Frequently Asked Questions. The information provided in the more than 50 FAQs is not organized into categories.

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