April 16, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania and New Jersey officials have announced new guidelines to halt the spread of COVID-19. Businesses open to in-person customers will be required to have all employees and customers to wear safety masks. All employees will also be required to have their temperature taken if an employee has tested positive for coronavirus. Business owners will be required to provide their employees with appropriate masks or facial coverings.
Customers not will wearing facial masks will be denied entry into businesses (unless the business sells food, medication or medical supplies). The business is also responsible for providing alternatives for people who can not enter the store.
Businesses are also required to have a safe space that meets social distance requirements for employees to take breaks or have meals, conduct their meetings virtually, restrict visits from non-essential visitors and install shields or barriers at face to face check out areas.
In Pennsylvania, Health Secretary Rachel Levine signed the order into effect.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer