Pennsylvania lifts mask mandate

Pennsylvania lifts mask mandate
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Pennsylvania is lifting its mask mandate Monday as infection rates drop, Gov. Tom WolfTom WolfDOJ declines to investigate Pennsylvania's COVID-19 nursing home regulations Pennsylvania's election audit moves follow the partisan playbook Pennsylvania governor vetoes GOP-backed elections bill MORE (D) announced.

Wolf in a tweet also thanked residents of the state “who did their part to get us here.” 

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Wolf also said businesses and organizations are allowed to implement their own mask mandate and Pennsylvanians may continue to wear their mask if they choose to do so. 

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Seventy-five percent of Pennsylvanians who are 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 60 percent of adults in the state being fully vaccinated, Wolf's office said last week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in May new guidance that fully vaccinated people could shed their masks in most situations. Pennsylvania lifted its masking requirement for fully vaccinated people last month, The Associated Press reports.

The CDC still requires a mask in planes, trains, buses and public transportation hubs, the AP noted.