Erie County Executive Dahlkemper issues stay at home order

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    ERIE, Pa. — Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper issued a stay-at-home order for Erie County this afternoon.

    The news broke when WJET-TV aired Dahlkemper’s live statement.

    The order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, and remain in effect until April 6, 2020, “matching the Governor’s [Gov. Tom Wolf’s] order for seven other counties in Pennsylvania already,” Dahlkemper said. 

    Erie County residents may still leave their residence for life-activities for themselves, their families, their household (including pets) or for a household they may care for, including getting necessary services or supplies, or delivering these to others in their community. 

    Residence may also exercise outdoors though the county executive asked that they maintain social distance of at least six feet from others when doing so. 

    “We need to stay ahead of this,” Dahlkemper said. “We need to mitigate the spread in our communities, keep it from being a community spread. And this order will help us do that.”