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Wolf orders nine more counties to ‘Stay at Home’

HARRISBURG — As the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include nine additional counties — Berks, Butler, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Pike, Wayne, Westmoreland and York — bringing the state total to 19 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order took effect at 8 p.m. Friday and will continue until April 6.

The order now includes these 19 counties: Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Wayne, Westmoreland and York counties.

Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential 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

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