Today during a press conference, Pennsylvania’s Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam announced that due to the progress with vaccinations the state will end its mask mandate no later than June 28th. The mandate could end sooner if the state reaches 70% of adults having been fully vaccinated.
According to Beam, the latest information from the CDC shows that 98% of Pennsylvanians 65-years-of-age or older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 70% of Pennsylvania’s adults have received at least one dose, and 52.7% of the state’s 18+ population has been fully vaccinated.
Earlier this month, Governor Wolf announced that once 70% of adults are fully vaccinated the mask mandated would be lifted.
Beam stressed while making the announcement that while the state is lifting its mandate, the state would continue to follow CDC guidance regarding masking at certain locations. Businesses, municipalities, and school districts could also continue to require masks.
You can watch the announcement below.
Department of Health to Provide Update on COVID Mitigation Measures Changing on Memorial Day and Masking Guidelines
Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam will provide an update on the COVID-19 mitigation measures that will be lifted on Memorial Day. She will also discuss vaccination progress and masking guidelines.Posted by Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday, May 27, 2021