HARRISBURG – Governor Wolf has issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order for all counties in Pennsylvania in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33)
State residents are directed to stay home unless they are involved in certain essential activities, such as collecting food and groceries, picking up prescriptions or medical supplies, going to or from work in life-sustaining businesses, caring for a family member or pet in another household, or other essential travel.
Thirty-three counties were already under these restrictions; the order now covers all counties and will remain in effect until April 30.
“We are experiencing unique and challenging times as a state and as a country – we are in this together,” said Mastriano. “Let’s look out for each other and our neighbors during these times that try our souls. We are Pennsylvania. This is our time, we will – by God’s grace – get through this together.”
People who need to leave home for life-sustaining activities are encouraged to practice social distancing by maintaining at least six feet of separation from other individuals, washing hands with soap and water frequently, covering coughs and sneezes with a sleeve or elbow and regularly cleaning high-contact surface areas.
Individuals may leave their residence to perform the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel: anything to maintain health/safety of themselves, family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home; and getting services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.
More guidance on activities that are allowed during the stay-at-home order are available here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.23.20-Stay-At-Home-Order-Guidance.pdf.
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