All Pennsylvania businesses are now allowed to operate at full capacity. The state's capacity-limit mandate ended Monday after it was put into effect a year ago. The only COVID-19 restriction left in the state is the one mandating unvaccinated people still be required to wear masks. That will expire on June 28th or when 70-percent of the state's population is fully vaccinated, whichever comes first.
Pennsylvania restaurant owners say it will be a long time before they're operating at 100-percent. Monday, all remaining COVID-19 restrictions in Pennsylvania were lifted except for mask-wearing. Some restaurant owners say the industry is plagued by a combination of lack of employees, product and customers. They also say some places are raising prices due to food shortages and supply chain issues and some customers are still a bit leery about COVID-19.
Officials with the Pennsylvania Treasury are working to reunite hundreds of unclaimed military honors to their rightful owners. Officials say they have countless military decorations sitting in the vault of the state treasury and they never get rid of them until they find the owner. They also have other unclaimed property inside the vault such as jewelry, coins, silver and more. The department plans on updating the website starting June 7th, but even before that Pennsylvanians looking to reclaim their property can go online to www.patreasury.gov.
The Pocono Mountain School District is teaming up with St. Luke's University Health Network to help get more people vaccinated against COVID-19. The school district is holding a community vaccine clinic on June 15th from 1-to-5 at Pocono Mountain East High School. Both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, contact St. Luke's.
New Jersey's push to administer coronavirus vaccines at beaches along the Jersey Shore may have fallen short this Memorial Day weekend. The "Shots at the Shore" initiative brought the vaccine to beach communities, but only 265 doses were administered this weekend. Officials say the weather could have factored into the low turnout.
Over the holiday weekend, the state's Department of Health released its final numbers on the 2020-2021 flu season. "The 2020-2021 flu season ended on May 22nd. This was a particularly mild flu season. In fact, it was one of the mildest flu seasons on record for Pennsylvania," says Deputy Secretary Ray Barishansky. He says that's due, in part, to COVID-19 mitigation efforts which prevented the flu spread and a record number of people who got their flu vaccine.
A Berks County man is accused of being involved in a robbery in the Lehigh Valley. 21-year-old Eric Camacho of Bernville is facing several charges including two felony counts each of robbery and conspiracy for allegedly robbing someone along the Ironton Rails to Trails in Whitehall Township. Camacho's bail has been set at $100,000.
The Philadelphia 76ers failed to sweep the Washington Wizards, losing 122-114 in game four of their series. Sixers' forward Tobias Harris says there's plenty to improve upon heading into game five. "Making the right plays while going downhill. We've gotta evaluate where their defense is at and then making the right play," Harris said. Game five is in Philadelphia Wednesday night.