Allegheny County Exec. Thanks Public For Keeping COVID-19 Numbers Low As Area Prepares For Green Phase

Rich Fitzgerald spoke after Gov. Wolf's announcement

Andrew Limberg
May 29, 2020 - 3:36 pm

    PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald is thanking the citizens of Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania for keeping the number of coronavirus cases down so that the area can move into the green phase of the state’s COVID-19 mitigation plan.

    Fitzgerald addressed the media on Friday, shortly after Governor Tom Wolf announced the area will be moving into the green phase on June 5.

    He added that people must continue to wear their mask and socially distance because a vaccine is still not available.

    Fitzgerald recognizes that it has been hard for some businesses and will continue to be but adds at least restaurants, salons, gyms and movie theaters can open in some capacity.

    Regarding opening county pools back up, Fitzgerald said that they expect to make an announcement next week.

    Fitzgerald is still encouraging small gathering when possible, point to Erie County that will remain in the yellow phase after an uptick in cases.

    He says he has heard block parties and backyard parties could’ve been responsible to the increase in cases.

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