Sunday, April 26, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration offers more details on reopening Pa. - Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is offering more details on the standards he will use to gradually reopen Pennsylvania. The Wolf administration released more information Saturday on its benchmarks and approach to easing restrictions. Pennsylvania remains under a statewide stay-at-home order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The governor has said he aims to open counties in northcentral and northwestern Pennsylvania on May 8. Wolf has said he will employ a “data driven” approach to evaluating counties where restrictions can be eased. The governor has outlined one key metric previously. The Wolf administration will consider opening counties with fewer than 50 new confirmed cases per 100,000 people over the previous 14 days. If an individual county has a low number of cases but is surrounded by counties with high caseloads, that county probably wouldn’t be reopened.