Pennsylvania Extends COVID-19 School Closings and Stay-at-Home Order
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is revising the state’s Stay at Home orders to include four more counties, bringing the total to 26 under the order.
The only county in Northeast Pennsylvania included in the total is Wayne County, east of Susquehanna and southeast of Binghamton, which was one of the first counties in the commonwealth to report a positive test result for the coronavirus.
The Stay-at-Home orders are extended for all those affected counties through April 30th. Residents in those counties may only leave their home to maintain health and safety of their family, including pets, get supplies, engage in outdoor activity, go to work at essential businesses, care for a family member, travel required by law or court order or travel to receive meals or materials for distance learning.
Governor Wolf says all Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice and non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect.
The governor says at this time law enforcement will focus on ensuring residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement.
Officials say to report a non-compliant business, residents should contact their local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station.