Pennsylvania is Lifting Some Restrictions on January 4th

Pennsylvania is Lifting Some Restrictions on January 4th

Pennsylvania is Lifting Some Restrictions on January 4th

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COVID-19 Restrictions To Be LiftedPhiladelphia, PA - Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that mitigation orders on December 12 have helped flatten the curve. As a result, the time-limited orders will expire at 8 a.m., January 4, as planned.


 

Governor Wolf: PA COVID-19 Restrictions To Be Lifted

The State of Pennsylvania time-limited orders will revert to mitigation orders in place on December 11. Mitigation efforts that will remain in effect on January 4 include:

Business, work, school, child care, and congregate settings



  • Child care may open, complying with guidance
  • Congregate care restrictions in place
  • Prison and hospital restrictions determined by individual facilities
  • Schools subject to CDC and commonwealth guidance.
  • Telework must continue unless impossible
  • Businesses with in-person operations must follow updated business and building safety requirements
  • Masks are required in businesses
  • All in-person businesses may operate at 75% occupancy, except where noted
  • Self-certified restaurants may open at 50% capacity for indoor dining; Restaurants that have not self-certified are at 25% capacity for indoor dining,
  • On-premises alcohol consumption prohibited unless part of a meal; cocktails-to-go and carryout beverages are allowed
  • Serving alcohol for on-site consumption must end at 11 p.m., and all alcoholic beverages must be removed from patrons by midnight
  • Personal care services (including hair salons and barbershops) open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only
  • Indoor recreation and health facilities (such as gyms and spas) open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged; fitness facilities directed to prioritize outdoor activities.
  • All entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and museums) open at 50% occupancy.
  • Construction at full capacity with continued implementation of the protocol.
  • Hospitals are still being monitored to determine if elective procedure reductions should be ordered regionally.
  • The out-of-state testing requirement is still in place.
  • Local governments may still have more strict guidelines in place.

Pennsylvania Social Restrictions



  • Gatherings limits determined using maximum occupancy calculator.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn indoors and outdoors if you are away from your home.
  • Unnecessary travel should be limited.

Gov. Wolf also noted that the new Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard launched today. The dashboard provides the county's number of vaccinations and demographic information about the people being vaccinated.



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