Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians to Wear Mask While Enjoying the Outdoors


first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 09, 2020 Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians to Wear Mask While Enjoying the Outdoorscenter_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today reminded Pennsylvanians to wear masks while enjoying the outdoors when they are not able to consistently maintain social distancing from individuals who are not members of their household.“It’s critical that Pennsylvanians take opportunities to go outside and enjoy our many parks, trails and beaches. It’s good for our mental and physical health. But we must do so safely,” Gov. Wolf said. “Park attendance has increased dramatically, so Pennsylvanians should protect themselves and their fellow outdoor seekers by wearing a mask.”Secretary Dunn said recent Bureau of State Park attendance figures show people turning to the outdoors in record numbers. May 2020 attendance reports show 5.8 million visitors compared to 4.2 million last year. The parks system increased by over 1.5 million visitors, a 36 percent increase, and 18 parks experienced more than a 100 percent increase.“Last weekend brought a crush of visitors to almost all our state parks, and those numbers reinforce the need for all park visitors to be smart and safe by wearing masks,” Dunn said. “Our park officials tell us the holiday crowds were orderly and, for the most part, observing self-distancing but masks were not being worn by many. For the safety of all, masks should be worn, especially in areas where park visitors gather: pools and beaches when not in the water; restroom areas; and state park offices and visitor centers.”For updated state park and forest facilities, visit DCNR’s What’s Open and Closed map.Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order mandating mask-wearing on July 1. It remains in effect. Frequently Asked Questions about the mask-wearing order can be found here.NOTE: Video of DCNR Secretary Dunn on the importance of wearing a mask is available for download via PAcast.Ver esta página en español.last_img read more

The illegal vending issue has taken a new twist.


first_imgRoseau market. Photo credit: Dominica WeeklyPersons caught buying agricultural produce from vendors outside the Roseau Market can be finned.Authorities say they are taken a zero tolerance policy on illegal vending in the City.Superintendent of the Roseau Market Julius Carbon said consumers will also be charged for purchasing items from these vendors.“If the persons were not buying, the vendors would not have been there and we need to remember that. A lot of time I go out there and I speak to the buyers and they know what they are doing is illegal.It’s not only the vendors, but those who chose to purchase from vendors are condoning and illegal activity ad they can be charged as well,” Carbon said. Dominica Vibes News LocalNews The illegal vending issue has taken a new twist. by: – April 7, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet 17 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers come out on top in series against No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth


first_imgAfter a successful takedown of No. 2 University of Minnesota, Duluth, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team can officially call themselves the best in the nation.The Badgers (27-2-2-0, 22-2-2-0 WCHA) welcomed the Bulldogs (20-5-5, 17-5-4 WCHA) for a battle between the best teams in the nation. With WCHA playoffs looming right around the corner, this weekend was a critical test for Wisconsin.Saturday’s game was a matchup between two great teams, and it took almost 50 minutes of play before either managed to score. Both Ann-Renée Desbiens and Duluth’s Maddie Rooney held of many great attempts from opposing teams to keep the game tied up.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin hosts No. 2 Minnesota Duluth in battle for top spotThis weekend showcases a matchup between the two best teams in the nation as the No. 1 University of Wisconsin Read…It was Wisconsin’s own Sarah Nurse who managed to get the first shot of the night in. Nurse’s victory was short lived, with Duluth netting a goal a mere five minutes later.After an overtime period that resulted in no goals, the Badgers and the Bulldogs headed into a shootout for the ages. It took a grand total of 12 skaters from both teams to finally decide who would be the victor of Saturday’s game.It was Wisconsin’s MeKenzie Steffens who finally managed to slide the game ending goal past Rooney. With one more shot, Desbiens waited to see who Duluth would send out with hopes of continuing the game.Surprisingly, with all the pressure on her, Desbiens actually felt more relieved after Steffens tallied her point than before. The ruthless goaltender mentioned in a press conference after the game that knew she had the game the minute Steffens managed to find the back of the net.Ben Pierce/The Badger Herald“I feel like this one was less stressful than the 10 before it,” Desbiens said. “That one was the easiest for me. I was like ‘we got it, we need to end it here.’”Sunday’s game was more somber, with fans saying goodbye to the graduating class of 2017. Nurse, Desbiens, Sydney McKibbon, Jenny Ryan, Mellissa Channell and Mikayla Johnson were all joined by their families as they looked back at their careers at Wisconsin.Sunday’s game was dramatically different than Saturday’s, with the Badgers managing to find a rhythm quickly and shut out the Bulldogs early. Wisconsin was able pull out a fantastic win, outscoring Duluth 8-0 and earning the WCHA regular season title.Women’s hockey: Roque takes home Rookie of the Week honors at right timeThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team just keeps collecting regular season accolades as freshman forward Abby Roque earned Rookie Read…With an eventful weekend behind them, the Badgers now shift their attention to another Minnesota team, the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. This border battle will be the final game in the regular season for UW.The Badgers and the Gophers hit the ice Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. in what is sure to be a grand finale to an amazing season.last_img read more