Pennsylvania – the fifth most populous state in the United States – will repeal almost all coronavirus restrictions by the end of May, and the sixth-most populous – Illinois is set to lift business and activity capacity limits in July.
Capacity restrictions on bars, restaurants as well as indoor and outdoor gatherings in Pennsylvania will be removed on May 31, Memorial Day public holiday.
However, the current executive order will be revoked after a full percentage of Pennsylvanians aged 18 and over have been vaccinated, Governor Tom Wolf’s administration said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated Monday, 41.8 percent of Pennsylvania adults have completed their Covid-19 vaccine regiment, up from 40.6 percent in the United States overall.
“As we continue to make significant progress in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, and as Pennsylvania adults develop CDC vaccines and guidelines, we will be able to move forward with our reopening efforts,” said Dr. Elizabeth Beam, Acting Secretary of Health.
According to the CDC, there were 25 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 per day in Pennsylvania last week. This is the fourth highest rate in the United States after Michigan, Colorado and Minnesota, and compares with a national seven-day average of one million people with about 15 new cases.
Meanwhile, Illinois is on track to lift business and activity capacity limits in July, officials have announced, as a sign of a complete reopening of its economy.
The state is in the 4th phase of its reopening plan, but must enter the so-called bridge phase before moving on to the fifth and final phase, when all business is open, non-vulnerable people can return to work and resume most activities with health. Guide to the place.
Officials said 55 percent of state residents over the age of 16 received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. They added that per9 per cent of people over the age of 659 received their first dose, which was above the per0 per cent required by the state to reach the bridge stage.
“As these metrics continue to stabilize and continue to deteriorate, the state could soon enter the‘ bridge phase ’of plans to reopen Illinois,” the leaders said. “After 24 days of continuous stabilization or deterioration of the original Covid-19 metric, the state will then move to Phase 5 as soon as all power limits are lifted. The state is on its way to the 5th of July. ”