Effective June 21st, masking for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at summer camps and summer schools will be optional, unless required by a business or organization.
- 5/17/2021 Pennsylvania increases indoor-capacity limits from 25% to 50%, and limits for outdoor events from 50% to 75%
- 3/17/2021 - Order of the Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Amending the November 17, 2020 Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings
- 3/14/2021 - Gov. Wolf: Effective April 4, More Options for Restaurants and Other Businesses, Mass Gathering Maximums Increase
- 3/1/2021 - Gov. Wolf Revises Mitigation Order on Gatherings and Lifts Out-of-State Travel Restrictions
- 11/23/2020 - Wolf Administration Announces New Mitigation Efforts
- 11/17/2020 - Wolf Administration COVID-19 Announcements: Protecting The Health Care System, New Traveler Testing Order, Strengthened Masking Order, Recommendations For Colleges And Universities
- Gatherings and events with more than 25 people indoors/250 outdoors: Complete the COVID-19 MItigation Form for review and approval by the Office of Public Health.
- Governor Wolf's Order and FAQ's for Restaurants Increasing to 50% Capacity
- Certify My Restaurant Website
- COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses
- Child Care Centers
- Face Coverings While Exercising
- Fully Vaccinated People
- Golf Courses
- Real Estate
- Rec League and School Sports
- Restaurants and Retail Food Service
- Youth Camps (cdc.gov)
The Montgomery County Office of Public Health concurs with the CDC masking guidelines, as adopted by Pennsylvania Department of Health, for vaccinated individuals. People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume indoor and outdoor activities without wearing a mask or socially distancing except where required by local businesses or workplace guidance. Masks are still required for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in crowded indoor areas including buses, planes and hospitals and healthcare settings.
To be considered fully vaccinated you must meet the following:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
Businesses should have a policy and workplace guidance in place for employees regarding masks/face coverings. Employees that are not vaccinated should wear a mask. Businesses should post signage for their patrons stating at minimum that unvaccinated individuals are still required to wear a mask. Businesses may adopt a stricter policy if they choose.
Montgomery County Office of Public Health is not requiring masking/face covering while unvaccinated individuals are participating in high-exertion outdoor activities such as sports or exercising.
Masking provides maximal protection to the individual and those in proximity to them. Nothing about this updated guidance should be construed as prohibiting the practice if desired by the individual.