Dec. 18, 2020

By Rep. Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz)
You are encouraged to help limit the spread of the virus by practicing good hygiene, such as hand washing; wearing a mask or other type of face covering; and maintaining a safe distance of at least 6 feet from others. By slowing the spread of the virus, we can ensure our hospitals and health care systems aren’t further overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.

While a COVID-19 vaccine is not yet widely available, Pennsylvanians are being encouraged to get a flu shot. Guidelines recommend anyone 6 months of age or older should get the vaccine each season. The steps you are taking to help protect against the spread of COVID-19 are also helpful in fighting the spread of the flu. In addition to masks, washing hands and social distancing, it’s helpful to disinfect commonly touched objects, such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, cell phones and computers.

Most importantly, if you are feeling sick, stay home and rest. It will help you recover and prevent spreading the illness to others. If your symptoms are developing into more serious complications, it is important to seek medical help.

For COVID-19 testing sites in central Pennsylvania and for COVID-19 vaccine information, visit and click on the “Resources” tab.