More PA Counties To Move Into Yellow Phase, Some Could Go Into Green

Gov. Wolf said he will make more announcements on Friday

Andrew Limberg
May 21, 2020 - 3:16 pm

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HARRISBURG (Newsradio1020 KDKA) - During a conference call with reporters on Thursday, Governor Tom Wolf announced he plans to announce more counties will move into the yellow phase and that he hopes he can announce additional counties will move into the green phase of the state’s mitigation plan.

Wolf has made announcements the past few Fridays about what counties can move from the red phase to yellow.

Allegheny County along with a majority of Southwestern PA moved into the yellow phase last Friday, with the exception of Beaver County.

Beaver will move into the yellow phase Friday, May 22.

Wolf wasn’t specific which counties will moving into the yellow have but said it will be “a whole range of counties.”
It is also unknown what areas, if any will move into the green phase.

In the green phase, hair salons, barbershops, dine-in restaurants, gyms and other businesses can reopen

According to PA’s coronavirus website in the green phase:

  • All Businesses Must Follow CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines
  • Social Restrictions
  • Aggressive Mitigation Lifted
  • All Individuals Must Follow CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines
  • Monitor public health indicators, adjust orders and restrictions as necessary

Wolf also said he hasn’t seen any data that would indicate any areas currently in the yellow phase would have to move  to tighter restrictions in the red phase.

Pennsylvania is using modeling from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as other models to make decisions on what stage a county moves into.

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