Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Mitigation Orders to be Lifted May 31
Governor Wolf and the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force are announcing that all mitigation orders, except for the masking order, will be lifted on Monday, May 31, 2021. This would include restrictions on employers, businesses, and restaurants. The masking order will be lifted when 70% of Pennsylvanians 18 and older are fully vaccinated.
The Department of Health recommends that Pennsylvanians refer to Centers for Disease Control guidance and recommendations regarding ongoing COVID-19 safety measures and procedures.
Municipalities and school districts may continue and implement stricter mitigation efforts. Additionally, the governor’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic will remain in place.
Testing and reporting of new COVID-19 cases will remain in place for hospitals and long-term care facilities. Maintaining requirements for hospitals and long-term care facilities will allow Pennsylvania to continue to closely monitor COVID-19 spread as other restrictions are lifted.