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Pennsylvania’s mask order has been lifted

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s mask order lifted at 12:01 a.m. Monday, meaning people -- vaccinated or not -- no longer have to wear a face covering unless required by a private business.

“We are continuing to make progress toward stopping the spread of COVID-19 throughout the commonwealth, as many Pennsylvanians have taken responsibility for their own health and the health of their communities by getting vaccinated,” Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Alison Beam said in a statement on Friday.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rule and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance.

The CDC guidelines still say to wear masks at airports, on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transit. Private venues can now have the final say on masks.