Gov. Wolf: 12 More Counties to
Move to Yellow Phase on May 22
Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced 12 additional Pennsylvania counties will
move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22.
Those counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland,
Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, and York. Twenty-four
counties moved into the yellow phase of reopening on May 8 and another 13
moved to yellow beginning today.
these additional 12 counties, there will be a total of 49 counties in the
yellow phase. The remaining 18 counties are in the red phase.
our social distancing efforts, we have not only reversed a trajectory of
exponential new case growth – we have cut it in half,” Gov. Wolf said. “And
some of the counties that will be shifting into the yellow phase next week
eliminated concerns that we had just two weeks ago. So please, keep up your
efforts in the fight so we can continue to add counties to the list of
those in the yellow phase. Thank you again for your patience and your hard
Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine amended their
yellow phase orders to
include 13 counties that moved to the yellow phase today. Those counties include
Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton,
Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland.
phase stay-at-home orders remain in effect until June 4 but that does not
mean that other counties will not move to the yellow phase in advance of
reopening plan prioritizes the health and welfare of Pennsylvanians by
using a combination of factors to gauge how much movement a location can
tolerate before the 2019 novel coronavirus becomes a threat, including metrics developed in
partnership with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh that will be
released twice each week.
stressed that this plan is not a one-way route. The state is closely
monitoring the counties in the yellow phase and will re-impose restrictions
if danger arises. If the new case count begins to climb in one area,
restrictions will need to be imposed to prevent local medical facilities
from becoming overwhelmed. So, Pennsylvanians should continue to make good
Lyndsay Kensinger, email@example.com
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