Chambersburg, PA postal workers refuse to wear masks, and the state can’t do anything about it

At least two workers at the U.S. Post Office in Chambersburg have refused to wear face masks, in defiance of state Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s order requiring masks in businesses and public places. The state can’t enforce that order because the post office is a federal entity.

Face masks help to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to national and worldwide health organizations. The virus has sickened more than 100,000 Pennsylvanians and killed more than 7,000.

Masks are required in public spaces, and the commonwealth has the authority to cite people who aren’t wearing them, said health department spokesman Nate Wardle.

“Businesses would be in violation of the Secretary of Health’s universal face covering order and business safety order if employees are not wearing masks,” Wardle said in an email. “The Secretary’s order was issued pursuant to the authority granted to her under the law, and it has the force and effect of law.”

However, Wardle said, that authority stops at the doors of post offices.

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Mask ordinances are nothing more than the governing body that issued them having a way to control the population by fear. A cloth mask is worthless for COVID-19 protection.

It was the postal service and its unions which said they will honor local government masking requirements. While the state can not do anything we have a failure of the USPS management to enforce their own rules. But the local politician still has a sound bite for her local constituency.

A major sticking point for this mandate is how many of the 7,000 reported deaths are directly related to Nursing Homes and Home Care Facilities. As of 7/25/20 there were 4,850 from Elderly Care Facilities. Lavine and Wolf Mandated Covid + people to be released from hospitals and sent to nursing homes to free up hospital beds. I’ll leave it to you to do the math and maybe some research of your own.