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.