Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Pennsylvania, and yesterday, Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Rachel Levine issued a Stay at Home order for several counties, including Delco. The order took effect at 8 p.m. Monday night.
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
* To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business
* To care for a family member or pet in another household
* Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities
* Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
* Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services
* Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction
* Travel required by law enforcement or court order
* Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth
The Governor’s Office has also compiled information on what businesses are considered life-sustaining or not, and how non-life-sustaining businesses can apply for a waiver. Find that information here.
Statewide, school closures were extended until at least April 6. Statewide testing – including PSSA and Keystones – has also been canceled for this year.
These measures are aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping more people healthy and safe.
Representative Leanne Krueger and her staff are ready to provide assistance. Please call 610-534-6880 or email RepKrueger@pahouse.net.
There continues to be a lot of concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Pennsylvania and across the country. I'm reaching out to share some resources to help you, your family and your community navigate the challenges of these extraordinary times.
In a situation changing as quickly as this one, when people are scared and looking for strong leadership, Governor Wolf, Secretary Levine and local officials throughout the Commonwealth continue to take decisive action to protect the health and well-being of Pennsylvanians. Throughout this pandemic, I have been working with my colleagues in Washington to provide direct assistance for the people who need it most: families, workers and small businesses. As our Nation faces this unprecedented public health and economic crisis, I will continue fighting to ensure communities across the Commonwealth get the support they need as quickly as possible.
In accordance with the recommendations and orders of public health experts and state and local officials, my office remains ready to meet the needs of Pennsylvanians remotely. Should you need direct assistance, please contact the office either by phone at (202) 224-6324 or through my website.
The significant increase in new cases over the past several days indicates that we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously. Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe.
Senator Robert P. Casey