Wolf administration eases mask mandate for vaccinated individuals

Written by on March 23, 2021

Wolf administration eases mask mandate for vaccinated individuals

By Dave Heller / WLVR

March 23, 2021

Photo | Courtesy of the Wolf Administration

Pennsylvania is easing its mask mandate to allow those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to gather without masks or social distancing.

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The new rules also apply to gatherings between vaccinated people and members of a single household who have not been vaccinated but who are considered “lower risk,” such as vaccinated grandparents gathering with healthy grandchildren.

The Pennsylvania Secretary of Health revised the state’s existing masking order to align with recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

State health officials say people who are vaccinated should continue wearing masks and socially distance in public, and when visiting with multiple households or with those who are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

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