HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Gov. Tom Wolf is extending the stay-at-home order to Erie County.
The stay-at-home order — which originally included Allegheny and six other eastern counties — has now been extended to Erie County.
Gov. Wolf issued the order for Erie County Tuesday afternoon, saying it will go into effect ta 8 p.m. and last until April 6. At the time of the order, the state Department of Health reported four cases in the County.
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“If we want to save lives, we must distance ourselves socially,” Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday when the order was announced.
The governor says people can still go to work if it’s a life-sustaining business or they have a waiver. The waiver process has seen thousands of requests, he says, tentatively adding that 2,000 waivers have been given.
“Allowable activities and travel” include getting medicine, visiting a health care professional or getting supplies to work from home. Under the stay-at-home order, residents are also allowed to go outside to walk, hike or run if they maintain social distancing. A full list can be found here.
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