Pennsylvania is lifting all its capacity restrictions put into place last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Memorial Day.

The Health Department says mitigation orders, except requiring people to wear masks indoors and outdoors when away from home, will be lifted May 31 at 12:01 a.m. The masking orders will be lifted when 70% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

In a statement from the Department of Health issued on May 4, officials said Pennsylvania continues to make significant progress in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam urged Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated and follow through if they receive the Moderna or Pfizer shots.

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The updates will not prevent municipalities and school districts from continuing and implementing stricter mitigation efforts.

In addition to mask-wearing, residents are advised to continue frequent hand-washing, sanitizing and social distancing.

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