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Pennsylvania issues new COVID-19 measures that affect construction

The order states that employers must “mitigate or eliminate” workers and site visitors who cannot wear or refuse to wear an acceptable face covering. Workers who are physically isolated, like in the cab of heavy equipment, as they perform their jobs or who work outside and do not expect to come within 6 feet of another worker do not have to wear a face covering in those sustained circumstances.

The state defines face coverings as material that covers the mouth and nose and is secured with ties, straps or loops over the ears or is wrapped around the lower face. Acceptable types of face coverings in addition to standard masks include factory-made and homemade:

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