As widely expected, Governor Tom Wolf and Dr. Rachel Levine announced new COVID-19 restrictions for the state of Pennsylvania on Thursday at a 4pm press conference, in an attempt to curb the resurgence of the virus.
Cases and hospitalizations have risen sharply in the commonwealth over the last month, with deaths rising as well. As of last Thursday, Pennsylvania has seen a 7-day increase with nearly 6,000 new cases than just the previous week.
This comes as Wolf himself tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. He said he wasn't experiencing symptoms and was feeling well. He will continue to quarantine at home in York.
INDOOR DINING SUSPENDED
TAKE-OUT/OUTDOOR DINING STILL ALLOWED
INDOOR GATHERINGS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE
OUTDOOR GATHERINGS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE
CASINOS, THEATERS, MOVIE THEATERS, ENTERTAINMENT VENUES, CLUBS, GYMS MUST CLOSE
SCHOOL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED
RETAIL STORES AT 50% OCCUPANCY
The restrictions take into effect Saturday 12/12 at 12:01am and will go until Monday January 4th @ 8am.