Covid-19 PSATS Update 040220

President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
Looking for the President’s Guidelines? Here is a handy graphic from the White House that lists the current guidance.

Commonwealth Extends Stay-at-Home Order to Entire State
Today, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine expanded the Stay-at-Home order to include the entire state effective at 8 p.m. on April 1. The order will last until April 30. The guidance for the expanded Stay-at-Home order is the same as the previous orders. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice, and non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect. Click here for guidance on the Stay-at-Home order. The press release and amended orders are available here

Levine said that “The statewide stay-at-home order is not just to protect ourselves from exposure to COVID-19, but it protects those on the front lines. Our doctors, nurses, police, fire, and EMTs need us to do this.” 

Local governments continue to be exempt from the stay-at-home order but are urged by the commonwealth to use their best judgment in exercising their authority and to appropriately balance public health and safety while ensuring the continued delivery of critical services and functions. 

The Secretary of Health provided the following general guidance for Pennsylvanians to comply with the order: Stay home as much as possible. Try to get groceries once per week, instead of daily. Refrain from non-essential travel. Essential travel includes such things as commuting to an essential job, picking up supplies like groceries and medicine, and checking on family and pets in other households. Do not host or attend gatherings.
The Industry Operation Guidance, or list of business types that may continue physical operations, has been updated and is available here. During his address, the governor noted that short-term rentals had been closed effective yesterday.