Font Size:

A- A A+

Department of Health Mask Order Reflects Latest CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Department of Health Mask Order Reflects Latest CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals 

May 14, 2021
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam announced that the commonwealth’s mask order reflects the announcement made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier today.

On March 16, 2021, the SOH amended the commonwealth’s mask order by adding language directing to the CDC’s guidance for fully vaccinated people allow for no face coverings. That means that today’s CDC guidelines automatically go into effect in Pennsylvania. Masking requirement will still be in place for unvaccinated individuals until 70 percent of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

“Today’s guidance from the CDC affects only people who are fully vaccinated” Acting Secretary Beam said. “This is another incentive to get the vaccine that is now easily and conveniently available. Once 70 percent of Pennsylvanians over 18 are fully vaccinated, we can completely lift the masking order.”

The CDC today provided guidance that fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or physically distancing except where required by law, rule, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

For more information on the CDC guidance, visit here.

People can find vaccination locations near them using Vaccines.gov, also known as Vaccine Finder. Individuals also can text their zip code to GETVAX (438829) for English, or VACUNA (822862) for Spanish and receive three possible vaccination sites in their area.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Barry Ciccocioppo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Mitigation Orders to be Lifted May 31

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Mitigation Orders to be Lifted May 31

Governor Wolf and the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force are announcing that all mitigation orders, except for the masking order, will be lifted on Monday, May 31, 2021. This would include restrictions on employers, businesses, and restaurants. The masking order will be lifted when 70% of Pennsylvanians 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

The Department of Health recommends that Pennsylvanians refer to Centers for Disease Control guidance and recommendations regarding ongoing COVID-19 safety measures and procedures.

Municipalities and school districts may ​continue and implement stricter mitigation efforts.  Additionally, the governor’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic will remain in place. 

Testing and reporting of ​new COVID-19 cases will remain in place for hospitals and long-term care facilities. Maintaining requirements for hospitals and long-term care facilities will allow Pennsylvania to continue to closely monitor COVID-19 spread as other restrictions are lifted.

Milford Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Milford Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
April 20, 2021

There will be a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Milford on April 28. It is open to all (not only PA residents).

Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers in partnership with the Pike County Office of Emergency Management will provide 1st shots of the Moderna vaccine.

Pre-registration is required via the Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers portal.
 

Download registration instructions.


Or, those needing assistance can register by calling the Wayne Memorial Community Health Center hotline at 570-253-8197. Senior citizens can also call the Pike Area Agency on Aging at 570-775-5550.

The clinic is sponsored by Milford Borough, Milford Township, and Pike County Commissioners.
 

Wednesday, April 28
9 am to 11 am
St. Patrick's Parish Hall
111 East High Street, Milford, PA


2nd shots will administered on May 26, same time and location.

All PA Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

All PA Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
April 12, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, April 13, all Pennsylvania adults (age 18+) will be eligible to schedule an appointment for the COVID -19 vaccine.
Clinics will be open in Pike County on the following dates for first dose shots of the Moderna vaccine.

All of these clinics will be held at the

Pike County Training Center
135 Pike County Boulevard, in Lords Valley.

Wednesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 28


Login to your Wayne Memorial account
or create an account to register for an appointment.

Walk-In Clinic This Friday


Wayne Memorial Hospital will hold an open Moderna vaccine clinic this Friday where first shots of the vaccine will be administered on a first come, first served basis; no registration is required. Although, individuals can accelerate the process by downloading, printing and completing a Vaccine Authorization Form to bring to the clinic. Appointments for second dose shots will be scheduled at the time of the first dose.

Friday, April 16
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ground Floor at Wayne Memorial Hospital
601 Park Street, Honesdale

Local Vaccine Sites

Geisinger
Appointments are limited.
Check this website for updates.
 
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Visit MyLVHN.org to preregister.

Price Chopper
Register to schedule an appointment.

Rite Aid
Check the pharmacy Immunization Scheduler.
 
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Visit St. Luke's COVID-19 page to register through MyChart.

Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers
Create an account through the Vaccine Registration page.
 
Weis Markets
Visit the pharmacy services page to check for available appointments.

Phase 1B Now Open for COVID-19 Vaccine

Phase 1B Now Open for COVID-19 Vaccine

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently accelerated its COVID-19 vaccination timetable.

  • PA is now in Phase 1B of its vaccination rollout plan.
  • April 12 - Phase 1C opens.
  • April 19 - All residents 16+ will be eligible for vaccination.


Visit the Department of Health website
to see who is included within each phase.


Clinics will be open in Pike County on the following dates for first dose shots of the Moderna vaccine.
 

All of these clinics will be held at the
Pike County Training Center
135 Pike County Boulevard, in Lords Valley.

Tuesday, April 13
Wednesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 28


Login to your Wayne Memorial account
or create an account to register for an appointment.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccines


An unanticipated and significant amount of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was received by Wayne Memorial Hospital this week, prompting the addition of a new vaccine clinic for the public. Registrations are now open through the Wayne Memorial Portal (click above).
 

Friday, April 9
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Ground Floor at Wayne Memorial Hospital
601 Park Street, Honesdale

Vaccine Safety and Monitoring

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. 
  • Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.

CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. LEARN MORE.

ARE YOU VISITING DELAWARE TOWNSHIP?

Try these useful tools to make the best of your visit.

Delaware Township, Pennsylvania Map