Pa. acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam (Source: PA.gov)
Pa. acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam (Source: PA.gov)

Pennsylvania is relaxing elements of its Covid-19 mask mandate for fully vaccinated people to align with the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

According to the updated rules, issued Monday by acting Health Secretary Alison Beam, individuals who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus may do the following:

  • Mingle with each other indoors without masks or social distancing
  • Interact with unvaccinated individuals from a single household who are at low risk for severe Covid-19, without masks or social distancing
  • Skip testing and quarantining after an exposure to coronavirus, as long as they remain without symptoms.

However, vaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks and practice social distance in public settings and when interacting with unvaccinated people who are at high risk, such as senior citizens.

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they have received their Johnson & Johnson single-dose shot or their second Pfizer or Moderna shot.

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