State Echoes Latest CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam announced that the commonwealth’s mask order for fully vaccinated individuals reflects the announcement made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On March 16, 2021, the commonwealth amended the commonwealth’s mask order by adding language directing to the CDC’s guidance for fully vaccinated people allowing for no face coverings in many settings. That means that the CDC guidelines automatically goes into effect in Pennsylvania. Masking requirements will remain in place for unvaccinated individuals until 70 percent of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. For more information on the CDC guidance, visit here.