Pennsylvania Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions On Memorial Day

May 4, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a COVID-19 vaccination site setup at the Berks County Intermediate Unit in Reading, Pa., Monday, March 15, 2021.
Credit Matt Rourke / AP Photo

Pennsylvania says it is lifting all COVID-19 restrictions — except an order to wear a mask while in public — on Memorial Day.

Capacity restrictions on bars, restaurants and indoor and outdoor gatherings will go away on May 31, more than a year into the pandemic.

Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said in a news release Tuesday that Pennsylvania is making “significant progress” in the fight against COVID-19 and more people are getting vaccinated.

The Health Department says the order requiring to wear masks while away from home will be lifted once 70% of Pennsylvanians aged 18 and older are fully vaccinated. That percentage stood at nearly 42% on Tuesday.