Sen. Yaw: Lycoming County Moving to “Green Phase” of Reopening Plan Beginning June 5

HARRISBURG – Lycoming County will join 15 other Pennsylvania counties in moving to the “green phase” of reopening on June 5, 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.

In addition to Lycoming County, other counties moving to the “green phase” on June 5 include: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.

Counties that entered the “green phase” today include: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango and Warren.

All other counties in the state will remain in, or move to, the “yellow phase” of reopening on June 5.

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.

“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.”

 

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