Pennsylvania Announces New Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions


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.

The new temporary restrictions, which are for the entire state of Pennsylvania are as follows:

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.

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