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May 14, 2021
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidance in non-healthcare settings for fully-vaccinated people, allowing them to resume many indoor and outdoor activities without wearing a mask and without social distancing. But proceed with caution: you still must abide by federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
In Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf has announced that he intends to lift COVID-19 mitigation orders – except masking – on Memorial Day at 12:01 AM. The Governor intends to lift the mask mandate when 70% of Pennsylvanians age 18 or older are fully vaccinated. As of May 10, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that approximately 45% of adult Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated.
So what is a Pennsylvania employer to do?
Do not be quick to lift your mask mandate. Remember: