Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to order statewide shutdown over coronavirus
UPDATE: 2:15 P.M.
Wolf, as reported, ordered a statewide shutdown that calls for all non-essential businesses in Pennsylvania to close, including non-essential stores, bars and restaurants, except for takeout offerings. It also includes day programs for senior citizens.
Drug stores and grocery stores are among the businesses deemed essential, and which will remain open. Gas stations also will remain open.
The number of cases of coronavirus remained at 76, including cases reported by commercial laboratories as well as the state laboratory.
UPDATE 2:27 p.m.:
Driver’s license centers have been closed in some areas, but Wolf said no decision has been made on whether to close all license centers or REAL ID centers.
UPDATE: 2:30 P.M.:
The Department of Community and Economic Development issued these guidelines on what are considered essential and non-essential businesses: Non-essential businesses include community and recreation centers; gyms, including yoga, barre and spin facilities; hair salons, nail salons and spas; casinos; concert venues; theaters; bars; sporting event venues and golf courses; retail facilities, including shopping malls and except for pharmacy or other health care facilities within retail operations. Restaurants are urged only to remain open for carry-out and delivery orders.