Published On: Mon, Mar 30th, 2020

Pennsylvania extends stay-at-home order until April 30

Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday said that stay-at-home orders in Pennsylvania have been extended until at least April 30, and all schools will remain closed “until further notice.”

Non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect.

Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine also added Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties to those under a stay-at-home order, bringing the state total to 26 counties.

Law enforcement is currently focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement, officials said.

The Department of Education will be providing updated guidance and resources on the continuity of education for students to schools in the coming days.

Under the stay-at-home order, individuals may leave their residence to perform the following activities and travel:

  • Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their 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
  • Getting necessary 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
  • Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing
  • To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business
  • To care for a family member or pet in another household
  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities
  • Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
  • Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services
  • Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction
  • Travel required by law enforcement or court order
  • Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth
  • Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.

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  1. thasluprus@thraml.com' Sandra says:

    “Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.” Is that “paperwork” comment not scaring the hell out of people?

  2. gallerylmg1@gmail.com' Larry Miller says:

    Thanks for the updates.

    If you have the time, it might be helpful to learn of food sources that remain open beyond the big stores Such as Stockton Farm market, those sort of things….

    No mention of bike riding…is that permissible?

    Stay safe.
    Larry (formerly a weekend resident from NYC, now living here full time..

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