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 state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).
“The COVID-19 pandemic has struck our state and nation aggressively,” Sen. Yaw said. “One thing that everyone can do to control the spread of this virus now is to stay home and limit interactions. You may just be saving someone’s life.”
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.
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.
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
For more state-related news and information, visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff