HARRISBURG (AP/KDKA) — Gov. Tom Wolf has placed all of Pennsylvania under an order to stay at home, dramatically expanding the geographic footprint of the quarantine as state officials combat the coronavirus pandemic.
In one stroke, Wolf added 34 counties to his stay-home edict, meaning that residents of all 67 of Pennsylvania’s counties must now stay home as much as possible to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
“This next month will be difficult, but we are strong, and we will get through this together,” said Gov. Wolf
Today I am issuing a statewide Stay at Home Order to further mitigate the spread of #COVID19.
Each and every one of us is responsible for protecting our families, friends, and neighbors.
Keep up the hard work. We will get through this together. pic.twitter.com/rSijEWppyb
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 1, 2020
Coronavirus infections are continuing to rise dramatically in the state, with nearly 1,000 new confirmed cases reported Tuesday.
“If we don’t do everything we can to stop this disease, we could see death tolls in the thousands,” Gov. Wolf said.
Previously, in our area, the stay-at-home order has been in effect for Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania State Police will no longer respond in person to some types of calls.
More information on the Coronavirus pandemic:
- CDC Coronavirus Information
- CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
- Pennsylvania Department of Health Information
- Pennsylvania County-By-County Map
- Allegheny County Health Department Information
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