Gov. Wolf to Increase Capacity Limits for Indoor and Outdoor Events

The changes go into effect on May 17.
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Crowds will potentially be larger at indoor and outdoor events in Pennsylvania, starting next week.

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that beginning May 17, occupancy limits for indoor events can increase to 50% and capacity for outdoor events can increase to 75% of maximum occupancy limits.

“As more Pennsylvania adults get vaccinated and guidance from the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) evolves, we can continue to move forward with the commonwealth’s reopening efforts,” Wolf says.

The new limits will go into effect two weeks before all mitigation efforts in the state, except mask mandates, are set to end.

Currently, maximum occupancy is 25% for indoor events and gatherings and 50% for outdoor events and gatherings, regardless of venue size, and only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement.

“We recognize the significant strain businesses have faced during COVID-19 mitigation efforts,” Wolf says. “Throughout the last year and a half, we have seen businesses continue to put the safety of their patrons first and I believe they will continue to do so even with this capacity increase.”

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