Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that all 67 Pennsylvania counties would be under stay-at-home orders effective Wednesday, April 1st, at 8 p.m.
The stay-at-home order means that individuals may leave their homes only to perform life sustaining activities and essential travel. Life sustaining activities include going to the grocery store, food bank, and pharmacy to pick up essentials for yourself or those who cannot leave their homes. It also allows those with life sustaining jobs to access childcare. News media and specific government workers are also considered life sustaining under this order. Walking and exercising outside is permitted, as long as you maintain proper social distancing if you are near others.
The stay-at-home order is essential in ensuring we slow down the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. The order also protects the frontline healthcare workers and emergency first responders working tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy.