Monday, March 1, 2021

Wolf Administration Revises Mitigation Order on Indoor/Outdoor Events and Lifts Out of State Travel Restrictions

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wolf Administration had put in place several mitigation orders on Pennsylvanians which cancelled events and closed businesses.  On Monday, two of those orders were revised and one was lifted on Monday, March 1st, 2021 and may allow some upcoming events to happen.

According to a press release from Governor Wolf's Office, the following items were revised or lifted:

  • Revised maximum occupancy limits for indoor events to allow for 15% of maximum occupancy, outdoor events to allow for 20% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size. Health measures like face coverings, social distancing, and hand hygiene must still be enforced.
  • Elimination of Out-of-State Travel Restrictions - the elimination of this order removes the 14 day travel quarantine that was required for anyone over the age of 11 after returning to Pennsylvania.
Governor Wolf said in a statement "Pennsylvania is taking a measured approach to revising or lifting mitigation orders,” Gov. Wolf said. “The reason we are seeing cases drop can be attributed, in part, to people following the mitigation efforts we have in place. Mask-wearing, social distancing and hand hygiene are making a difference and need to continue even as we see more and more people fully vaccinated. We need to balance protecting public health with leading the state to a robust economic recovery. We are lifting mitigation efforts only when we believe it is safe to do so."

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