Pa. ends COVID-19 mitigation restrictions Jan. 4

Written by on December 31, 2020

Pa. ends COVID-19 mitigation restrictions Jan. 4

By Brittany Sweeney

December 31, 2020

The Shelby in Allentown has a 6,000 square foot heated indoor tent.

At 8 a.m. Monday, January 4, Pennsylvania residents can go back to some amount of indoor dining, going to the gym, or seeing a movie. Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement early Wednesday. 

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On Dec. 12, when it looked like a surge in new cases could overwhelm hospitals, Wolf restricted a lot more indoor activities. Now, just a few weeks later, he says the number of new cases seems to have plateaued. 

He calls on everyone, however, to stay vigilant.

“We need to continue to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19, because if we get complacent, and the case numbers begin to go back up, the danger to our communities, families, and healthcare workers will return with swift and deadly consequences,” he says.

Restaurants, gyms, and movie theaters will still be operating at limited capacity. 

The Governor also announced the launch of an online vaccine dashboard to track the number of people getting the shots.

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