Eight More Counties Moving to Yellow Phase
HARRISBURG – Bradford and Sullivan counties will join 15 other counties in the state in moving to the “green phase” of reopening on May 29, while eight more counties will be moving to the “yellow phase” on the same date, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).
The green phase of reopening allows all businesses to conduct in-person operations as long as the businesses follow guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The yellow phase of reopening allows businesses with in-person operations to open with strict health guidelines and building safety orders in place to reduce the risk of infection. Telework must still continue where feasible. Schools closures and restrictions on congregate care, prison visits and large gatherings of more than 25 people will remain in place. Indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities and entertainment venues will remain closed, and restaurants and bars will still be limited to carry-out and delivery only.
Counties moving to the green phase include: Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango and Warren.
Counties moving to the yellow phase include: Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill.
Counties remaining in the yellow phase include: Allegheny, Armstrong, Adams, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Erie, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Juniata, Lycoming, Mercer, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Somerset, Susquehanna, Union, Washington, Westmoreland, Wyoming, Wayne, and York.
All other counties in Pennsylvania will remain in the red phase for the next two weeks and will move to the yellow phase on June 5. Only businesses deemed life-sustaining by the Wolf Administration are permitted to operate in those counties.
“Over the past several weeks, the General Assembly has approved a number bills to safely and responsibly allow more businesses to reopen under state and federal health guidelines in all parts of the state,” Senator Yaw said. “All of those bills have been vetoed by Governor Wolf.”
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