Wolf extends stay at home order for most of Pa. to June 4

    Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the state on Wednesday, 4/22/20 his plan to reopen parts of Pennsylvania starting May 8, 2020 (Screen Capture)

    With 24 Pennsylvania counties set to move into the “yellow phase” on Friday, the Wolf administration on Thursday extended its stay at home order for the rest of the state to June 4.

    “The extended stay-at-home order remains the same as the original statewide stay-at-home order announced on April 1, which was set to expire tonight [Thursday] at midnight and is now extended to June 4,” the administration said in a statement. “The yellow phase order provides guidance for those counties entering the yellow phase of reopening tomorrow.”

    The administration’s yellow phase order, which allows for the restricted reopening of businesses, applies to Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren counties.

    John L. Micek
    A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press