Now that the state will lift most of the COVID-19 restrictions at the end of the month, the Wolf administration is stepping up its efforts to get more people vaccinated.
The governor himself delivered the message Wednesday during a stop at Penn State.
At Penn State, like many colleges right now, it’s a time of transition.
Spring semester classes are wrapping up with commencement weekend just a few days away.
Gov. Wolf urged students, whether they’re graduating or not, to get vaccinated.
“Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout is moving at a fast pace now that supply has increased and all Pennsylvanians over age 16 are eligible to receive the vaccine,” said Gov. Wolf. “When you get vaccinated, you are protecting yourself from serious illness, while protecting the people around you. That includes family members who are under 16, friends you want to see over the summer, and your fellow fans at sporting events – including football games in Beaver Stadium. I want to see stands here filled as much as you do, but to make it safe for all of us to come together again, we need more Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated.”
Within the next few weeks, thousands of college students will be on the move, leaving campus and heading home or elsewhere.
As in incentive for COVID vaccinations, the governor says the last of the COVID-related mitigation orders wearing face masks will be lifted in Pennsylvania when 70 percent of the population, 18 and older, is vaccinated.
But no other state sponsored incentives are in the works.