Prayer #287: For New, Stricter COVID Regulations in Pennsylvania
The state of Pennsylvania is reporting an average of 5,000 new cases per day of COVID-19, up 115% from two weeks ago. Consequently, the state's Health and Human Services has issued a slate of stricter regulations to combat the rise in the virus. Starting this Friday, those traveling to Pennsylvania must test negative for COVID-19 72 hours or less prior to their arrival, and then they must quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply to those commuting to Pennsylvania from a neighboring state for work or health care and will be large self-enforced. Pennsylvania already has a statewide mask mandate, limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings, and occupancy restrictions at bars and restaurants. The new restrictions, however, include the requirement of using masks outside, where a six-foot social distance is not possible, and also now inside, in instances where people not from one's household are present in the house.
Pray for Pennsylvania as it moves into this period with more stringent COVID restrictions. Pray that the surge of the virus there would soon be quelled.
1 Chr. 16:11: "Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His presence continually."