Coronavirus

In our regular Friday feature, “What You Need to Know,” WLVR’s Brad Klein speaks with News Director Jen Rehill about the week’s top local news.

Despite the mask, more than 3 million Pennsylvanians are breathing a little easier because they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is even loosening some restrictions.

Pennsylvania will lift COVID mitigation orders on May 31, Memorial Day. But mask requirements will stay in place until a lot more people are vaccinated.

Lehigh and Northampton Counties will vaccinate county jail inmates throughout the second week of May. The news comes as the jails’ medical provider says it has been unable to secure COVD shots from the state for months.

Pennsylvania will lift COVID mitigation orders on May 31, Memorial Day according to Gov. Tom Wolf, who, on May 4, announced the full reopening of restaurants and bars.


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