Philadelphia, PA - Governor Tom Wolf announced this week that Pennsylvania would lift all COVID-19 restrictions starting on midnight May 31st Memorial Day. However, Philadelphia will not follow suit — just yet.
Pennsylvania Will Lift Covid Restrictions
Although the COVID-19 Bans are being lifted in the state, Philadelphia has not followed the same guidelines set forward by the state. City bars and restaurants in Philadelphia will be 75 percent capacity or less until further notice starting on May 7.
Wolf said that wearing mask rules will still stay in effect until 70 percent of Pennsylvanian adults are fully vaccinated. Currently, about 50 percent of Pennsylvanian residents have received at least the first dose of vaccine.
This means that adults18-and-older must still wear masks outdoors and inside establishments when leaving their home or apartment.
“We continue to make significant progress in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, and as more Pennsylvania adults get vaccinated, and guidance from the CDC evolves, we can continue to move forward with our reopening efforts.” said the Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam
Thomas Farley, Philadelphia Health Commissioner, said the city would review case counts in the city. Philly will then consider new policy changes in Pennsylvania and reassess updated regulations if needed.
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