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Pa. Department of Health amends mask order for completely vaccinated people
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AND NO NEW CASES IN JUNIATA COUNTY FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW. PENNSYLVANIA HAS CHANGED THE COMMONWEALTHS MASKING GUIDELINES TO GO ALONG WITH THE LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CDC. COMPLETELY VACCINATED PEOPLE DO NOT NEED MASKS OR SOCIAL DISTANCING, WHEN INSIDE WITH OTHER FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE. THEY ALSO DO NOT HAVE TO QUARANTINE FOLLOWING A KNOWN EXPOSURE, IF ASYMPTOMATIC. EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO WEAR A MASK, PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING, AND FOLLOW OTHER PREVENTION MEASURES WHEN VISITING UN-VACCINATED PEOPLE WHO ARE AT INCREASED RISK FOR SEVERE COVID-19 DISEASE, OR HAVE AN UN-VACCINATED HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WHO IS AT INCREASED RISK FOR SEVERE COVID-19 DISEA

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health revealed Monday that it has actually amended the masking order for completely immunized people.Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said the change is to line up with suggestions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.According to the CDC, there are a number of activities that fully immunized individuals can resume at low risk to themselves, while bearing in mind the possible threat of transmitting the virus to others.Those activities include: Visiting with other fully immunized people indoors without using masks or physical distancing.Visiting with unvaccinated people from a single home who are at low threat for severe COVID-19 illness inside your home without using masks or physical distancing.Refraining from quarantine and screening following a recognized exposure, if asymptomatic.Beam included that its essential that totally vaccinated individuals continue to take safety measures in public, such as using a mask, practicing social distancing, avoiding medium and big in-person gatherings, getting evaluated if they experience COVID-19 signs, following guidance provided by companies, and following travel requirements and recommendations.Beam said individuals who are totally vaccinated ought to also continue to use a mask, practice physical distancing and follow other avoidance procedures when going to unvaccinated individuals who are at increased threat for serious COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased threat for extreme COVID-19 illness and when going to unvaccinated individuals from several homes.

HARRISBURG, Pa.– The Pennsylvania Department of Health revealed Monday that it has amended the masking order for totally immunized people.Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said the modification is to line up with suggestions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the CDC, there are several activities that fully immunized individuals can resume at low risk to themselves, while bearing in mind the possible risk of transferring the virus to others.Those activities include: Visiting with other completely vaccinated people inside your home without using masks or physical distancing.Visiting with unvaccinated people from a single home who are at low danger for serious COVID-19 disease inside without wearing masks or physical distancing.Refraining from quarantine and testing following a recognized direct exposure, if asymptomatic.Beam included that its important that completely vaccinated people continue to take safety measures in public, such as using a mask, practicing social distancing, preventing medium and large in-person events, getting checked if they experience COVID-19 symptoms, following guidance issued by employers, and following travel requirements and recommendations.Beam said people who are fully vaccinated must likewise continue to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and follow other prevention measures when visiting unvaccinated individuals who are at increased risk for serious COVID-19 illness or who have an unvaccinated family member who is at increased danger for serious COVID-19 illness and when going to unvaccinated individuals from several families.

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