Gov. Wolf is now asking that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask, cloth or homemade, anytime they leave their houses, saying that “guidance is now changing” on this issue. The Governor’s office asks that N95 and paper masks be reserved for healthcare workers.

“Your mask protects me from COVID-19, and my mask protects you from COVID-19,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levin explained. “Homemade masks protect everyone else from droplets created by the wearer. It’s important that as many people as possible wear masks when leaving home.”

If you do not have masks to use, Google a YouTube how-to: How to Make a Pleated Face Mask // Washable, Reusable, No-Sewing Required. (One neighbor remarked that this one is “very zen and soothing.” Sounds win-win!)