Gov. Wolf revises mitigation restrictions on events and out-of-state travel, effective immediately

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(Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP, File)

HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Pennsylvania’s coronavirus mitigation order has been revised and out-of-state travel restrictions have been lifted, Governor Tom Wolf announced Monday.

The Wolf administration stated in a press release, as cases continue to decline and the state’s vaccination plan is amplified, new mitigation revisions are eased on the mitigation order.

The revised mitigation efforts outlined include:

  • Maximum occupancy limits for indoor events to allow for 15% of maximum occupancy
  • Maximum occupancy limits for outdoor events to allow for 20% of maximum occupancy
  • Eliminate out-of-state travel restrictions

In November, The Department of Health placed a travel order which required anyone over the age of 11, who visits Pennsylvania from another state, to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or place themselves in a travel quarantine for 14 days upon entering the state. 

“Pennsylvania is taking a measured approach to revising or lifting mitigation orders,” Wolf said in a statement. “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. We need to balance protecting public health with leading the state to a robust economic recovery. We are lifting mitigation efforts only when we believe it is safe to do so.”

The new revisions take place immediately.

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