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Pennsylvania Governor Aims for May 8 Reopen As Unrest Grows

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Posted: Apr 21, 2020 2:45 PM
Pennsylvania Governor Aims for May 8 Reopen As Unrest Grows

Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA) announced that his administration is aiming for a May 8 reopening of the commonwealth, after implementing a strict stay-at-home order for COVID-19.

Gov. Wolf’s announcement comes just after a large crowd of Pennsylvanians protested the governor’s strict order at the state capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Though allowing the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to conduct curbside liquor sales, and car dealerships to allow online vehicle purchases are improvements to Gov. Wolf’s order, many Pennsylvanians are unable to work, as their businesses were deemed “non-essential” by Gov. Wolf.

A May 8 reopening would follow other states’ gradual reopening strategies, including Georgia and Tennessee.