Wolf Administration to Lift State’s COVID-19 Mitigation Orders on Memorial Day

The business mitigation orders put in place by the Wolf administration to combat the COVID-19 pandemic will end on Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day.  The announcement was made last week by the Wolf administration in conjunction with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force.

This will mark the first time in more than a year that restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters, retail outlets, event venues and other businesses will be able to operate at full capacity.  The state is encouraging businesses and individuals to continue to follow CDC guidelines.

The governor’s masking order will stay in effect until 70 percent of the state’s adult population has been vaccinated.  Last month, the Commonwealth updated its masking guidance for vaccinated individuals to align with the latest recommendations by the CDC.

The PA Chamber was interviewed by several news outlets on the business community’s reaction to the announcement, which is that the news is the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel but that issues must be addressed related to vaccination and getting available jobs filled. These interviews were featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, CBS 21 News, Fox 43 News and ABC 27 News.


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