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Pennsylvania lifting COVID-19 restrictions, but not mask mandate, on Memorial Day

Pennsylvania lifting COVID-19 restrictions, but not mask mandate, on Memorial Day
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Pennsylvania will be lifting all of its COVID-19 restrictions, other than its mask mandate, on Memorial Day.

Effective May 31, we are lifting COVID mitigation orders,” Gov. Tom WolfTom WolfFor real attacks on democracy, look to Pennsylvania Pennsylvania lifting COVID-19 restrictions, but not mask mandate, on Memorial Day West Virginia governor signs bill restricting transgender athletes MORE (D) tweeted Tuesday. "The masking order will be lifted when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated."

The move will end all size limits on gatherings, restaurants and other businesses.

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Wolf tweeted that a little over 50 percent of Pennsylvania residents have received one shot of the coronavirus vaccine and more than 3.5 million are fully vaccinated.

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Pennsylvania has also recently updated its mask mandate to say vaccinated people do not have to wear a mask outside.

“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,” acting Health Secretary for Pennsylvania Alison Beam said, according to The Associated Press.

States across the country have begun loosening their coronavirus restrictions and mask mandates as millions are vaccinated.

The White House said Tuesday that President BidenJoe BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart MORE intends to set a goal of getting at least one vaccine shot to 70 percent of Americans by July 4.