Health experts say the vaccine rollout is going slower in rural areas, in part, because rural residents don't trust the government.
Of the more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state since March, 32% were recorded in rural counties.
Rural counties make up just 26% of Pennsylvania’s population.
Newly signed legislation helps fund entities with the ability to build and operate high-speed internet networks to rural communities.
His reopening plan said a region or county will need to average fewer than 50 new positive cases of the virus per 100,000 residents for 14 days in order to begin moving out from under his statewide lockdown.