In an order issued last week, Gov. Tom Wolf said that only “life-sustaining” businesses — including grocery stores, gas stations, manufacturing and warehousing — can remain open to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
All other non-essential businesses were ordered to close. That includes most retail outlets, concert and sporting venues, as well as restaurants and bars’ dining rooms. As of 8 a.m. Monday, March 23, state and local police can now warn and cite businesses still open in violation of Wolf’s order.
Business groups aren’t thrilled with the decision. And the Wolf administration is now evaluating waiver applications for businesses that wish to stay open.
But where are the businesses that aren’t following Wolf’s orders?
Below is a map of where the State Police have issued warnings to businesses staying open, divided by the troopers’ 15 different regions.