Pennsylvania is Red No More
Today, the stay-at-home order has expired, and the final counties have now moved into the yellow phase: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia. In addition, the following counties went green today: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland. Read full story.
It is expected that the governor will make a statement today announcing that more counties will move from yellow to green on June 12. Stay tuned for a PSATS alert this afternoon.
PA Health Continues to Report Lower COVID Case Rates, Hospitalizations
Yesterday, the state Department of Health reported the eighth day in a row with less than 700 new positive cases of COVID-19 statewide. The statewide total cases are at 73,942. Read full story.
DCNR to Open State Parks and Forests in SE, NE
Effective today, state parks and forest facilities in southeast and northeast Pennsylvania will reopen. This includes the reopening of state beaches, although some swimming pools at state parks will not reopen until Saturday, June 13. Read full story.
More Liquor Stores Open Today
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board opened 176 more Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores in the counties moving to yellow today. Mitigation measures will be in place, and customers will be asked to wear masks. For more information, click here.
Wolf Addresses Law Enforcement Reform and Accountability
Gov. Tom Wolf has announced several actions to improve law enforcement relations with the community and strengthen training and accountability. Several actions are based on the 21st Century Policing Task Force.
Many of these recommendations would impact municipal police departments, while others would address the Pennsylvania State Police or both. Read full story.
Shapiro Calls for Police Hiring Reform
Attorney General Josh Shapiro, joined by 6 municipal law enforcement leaders, called for an end to the practice of law enforcement agencies unknowingly hiring officers with documented patterns of excessive use of force or other misconduct. Read full story.