HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Gov. Tom Wolf is extending the stay-at-home order for 26 counties until April 30, and is closing all schools and non-life-sustaining businesses indefinitely.
New counties were added to the stay-at-home order Monday, and Gov. Tom Wolf says he’s evaluating additional counties based on where and how new cases occur.
Currently, in our area, the stay-at-home order is in effect for Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Gov. Tom Wolf says the stay-at-home order was supposed to end April 6, but he’s pushing it back to April 30, in line with President Trump’s guidelines.
Businesses and school closures will no longer have a set date to resume operations, the governor announced.
“We’re going to keep our schools and businesses closed as long as we need to keep them closed to keep Pennsylvania safe. Right now, it isn’t safe,” said Gov. Tom Wolf at a press conference. “And I know this isn’t easy to hear.”
“But if we want to save lives, we need to continue to distance ourselves from others,” he said.
He encouraged Pennsylvanians to act like everyone has COVID-19, calling the virus “sneaky.”
“Someone can be carrying it for two weeks and not show any symptoms whatsoever. You don’t know who has it. You don’t know if you have it,” he said.
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