More Restrictions to be Lifted

Residents of 12 more Pennsylvania counties were allowed to freely leave their homes today, and other parts of the shutdown were lifted, as Gov. Tom Wolf prepared to announce which counties have made sufficient progress against the new coronavirus to join them. In addition, Wolf has suggested that he could announce today that he’s easing practically all of the state’s pandemic restrictions on businesses and gatherings in counties where there have been few virus infections and deaths. About 60% of Pennsylvania’s 12.8 million residents, largely in heavily populated eastern Pennsylvania, remain under Wolf’s stay-at-home orders and restrictions that limit business activity to services deemed to be essential.