Restrictions Eased as New COVID-19 Cases Continue to Drop in Pennsylvania

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Gov. Wolf gives a March 1 update on state COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

With COVID-19 cases on the decline in Pennsylvania, PA. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday some COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted in Montgomery COunty and across the state.

  • Indoor events can now have 15% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size.
  • Outdoor events can have 20% maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size.
  • Six foot social distancing, masks and hand washing are still in effect for events.

Travel restrictions out of state are lifted. A previous order required visitors from another state to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days.

“The reason we are seeing cases drop can be attributed, in part, to people following the mitigation efforts we have in place. Mask-wearing, social distancing and hand hygiene are making a difference and need to continue even as we see more and more people fully vaccinated,” Gov. Wolf said.

New COVID variants continue to appear and some experts warn of a fourth surge in cases.

As of Feb. 26, 14% of Pennsylvania’s population has received at least one dose of vaccine.

There is a 6.3% COVID-19 positivity rate. For every 100,000 residents,103.7 contract COVID-19 over seven days. Hospital bed availability in the state is at 41%.

Find out more on the lifting of restrictions here.

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