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.
I’ve never been more proud of our commonwealth or more lifted by the spirt of our people— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 20, 2020
Together we have protected our most vulnerable from illness. And together we will lift Pennsylvania up from #COVID19.
My plan for relief, reopening, and recovery: https://t.co/KE0KMrGVpl. pic.twitter.com/ZyUqgHISSM
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.
Today I’m announcing that we will now allow:— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 20, 2020
? Restart of construction projects with strict guidance (May 8)
? Curbside pickup at Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board stores
? Online vehicle sales pic.twitter.com/J4a2MbRhBs
The actions we have taken and the sacrifices we have made are working.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 20, 2020
Our new case numbers have stabilized. We’ve prevented the patient surges seen in other places.
We will get through this together. More on today’s announcement ?? https://t.co/WYY6E2i1eQ
A May 8 reopening would follow other states’ gradual reopening strategies, including Georgia and Tennessee.