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Businesses, area leaders want to know who will enforce the state's travel order

November 20, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The state's Department of Health wants anyone coming into PA to have a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

The state's Department of Health wants anyone coming into PA to have a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

— With COVID-19 cases spiking, the state's department of health wants anyone coming to Pennsylvania to either test negative for a COVID test 72 hours before arrival or quarantine for 14 days after entering.

How they're going to enforce it,” said Richard Major, a Lehigh Township Supervisor in Wayne County.

Major wants to know who will enforce these new travel restrictions as he oversees the Gouldsboro area that sees many weekend renters from out-of-state.

They're going to have to get COVID tests first, which I doubt anyone's going to that 3 days ahead of time," said the realtor.

The Health Department says the order is enforceable under the Disease Prevention and Control Law with fines ranging from $25 to $300.

The health department did not say who would enforce the rule. Dr. Levine herself said that vehicles coming into Pennsylvania and airline passengers will not be checked. "There's so many unanswered questions as far as enforcement and what somebody can legally ask,” said Chris Barrett, the president and CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau.

If you must travel, the state asks you to download the COVID Alert PA app on your phone.

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