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Masks Stay, All Other COVID Restrictions Gone on Memorial Day

pennsylvania lifting covid restrictions on memorial day

pennsylvania lifting covid restrictions on memorial day

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that nearly all restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 will be lifted in the state on Memorial Day.

Beginning May 31 at 12:01 a.m., restrictions on businesses and social distancing limits will be lifted. The only thing to stay among the numerous mitigation orders will be the face mask mandate. The face mask mandate will be lifted when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

At last check, about 40% of Schuylkill County residents at least 16 years old have gotten a full vaccine against COVID.

Pennsylvania Lifting Nearly All COVID Restrictions on Memorial Day

To be clear, no longer will people need to be encouraged to socially distance themselves from each other. Businesses like restaurants, theaters, stadiums, shopping malls, grocery stores, and fitness centers can operate at full capacity.

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The lifting of restrictions in Pennsylvania follows the lead set by neighboring blue states like New York and New Jersey.

It also comes just 2 weeks after Pennsylvania voters head to the polls in the 2021 Primary election. On the ballot is a referendum on the Governor’s powers. Voters will be choosing whether a Governor has the ability, as Tom Wolf did here, to unilaterally impose an unending Disaster Emergency order without ever having to consult the General Assembly.

While that Disaster Emergency order is still in place today, the Governor hasn’t indicated whether or not he’ll lift that on Memorial Day, too.

If voters fill in the oval next to “Yes” on Questions 1 and 2 on May 18th, it’s likely the General Assembly will vote soon afterward to end the Governor’s Disaster Emergency order on the coronavirus pandemic.



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  1. PTFloridians

    May 5, 2021 at 7:52 am

    70% vaccination is IMPOSSIBLE…this decrepit fool takes his marching orders from his equally incompetent Democrat Governors ( Murphy, Cuomo, Whitmer, etc.) and President Dunce, to throw us a bone around election time, while still asserting his grip, with masks, on us.

    …for a bit of nostalgia and reference, Mike Wallace did a report, on 60 Minutes, in 1976, about the Swine Flu “pandemic”, government push for all to get vaccinated, reactions and disorders that developed from the jab, and Billions of dollars in lawsuits then, in ’76…look it up, it’s like deja vu…

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