With COVID-19 infections surging, Pennsylvania’s health secretary on Monday warned that making the right “choice” on face masks and social distancing is critical to avoiding a repeat of the situation that prompted major restrictions during spring.
“If you feel uncomfortable with how close people are at, for instance, a restaurant where you might be dining, then make the choice to leave,” Dr. Rachel Levine said. “If you are in a store where people are not following the mandatory mask order, make the choice to leave. And if you are getting together with people who might be talking that they are not changing their lifestyle or not wearing masks, then make a choice not to go to be with those people.”
Levine said, “As much as our efforts are about laws and mandates and requirements, they are mostly about your choices.”