The Pennsylvania governor, based on absolutely nothing, decreed he has decided he will now allow a dramatic increase in the maximum occupancy for outdoor events by 5% from 15% to 20%. Unconfirmed rumors are Wolf may again increase capacity by 2.33% in April, 1.71% in May and, if his unilateral emergency powers are not removed in May by the voters, 3.17% in June.
“I think we’re finding what works…,” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said at a briefing Thursday about controlling the spread of Covid-19, rather than having officials “adjust the dial and go capacity up 10% or down 10%.”
Mar 4, 2021 – Connecticut will lift all capacity limits on certain businesses including restaurants, gyms, offices and houses of worship starting March 19, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday, going further than most other Democratic-led states to roll back Covid-19 restrictions…
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Mar 2, 2021
The revised mitigations restrictions announced Monday include:
— Revised maximum occupancy limits for indoor events to allow for 15 percent of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size. Core public health measures such as face-covering (mask-wearing), social distancing, and hand hygiene still must be enforced. Maximum occupancy of 15 percent is permitted only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement. Indoor crowds had been capped at 10 percent for gatherings of less than 2,000 people, with 5 percent for crowds between 2,001 and 10,000 people and indoor gatherings over 10,000 people had been banned.
— Revised maximum occupancy limits for outdoor events to allow for 20 percent of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size, with the same core public health measures required. Outdoor gatherings had been capped at 15 percent occupancy for facilities suitable for fewer than 2,000 people; 10 percent for events that would normally attract between 2,001 and 10,000 people and at 5 percent for venues capable of holding more than 10,000 people.
Rescinded out-of-state travel testing and quarantine restrictions that have been in place since November. Travelers had been required to get tested upon their return or quarantine for 10 days.