Report: Stay-At-Home Order To Begin At 8 p.m. In Allegheny County

It will be in effect for two weeks

Andrew Limberg
March 23, 2020 - 12:38 pm


Related: 165 New COVID-19 Cases Brings State Total To 644

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - According to a Pennsylvania State Representative, a Stay-At-Home order is being issued for Allegheny County.

Rep. Mike Puskaric posted on his Facebook page that the order will be announced at 2 p.m. Monday by State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and will go into effect at 8 p.m. on Monday.

Puskaric Adds it will be in effect for two weeks.

Puskaric tells KDKA Radio he expects the Stay-At-Home order to be issued state-wide but for now it is county by county, depending on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

He adds the move is to help slow the number of coronavirus cases so that hospitals and health care systems are not overwhelmed. 

During the Stay-At-Home order, Puskaric who serves parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties says people can still do the following:

  • Continue to work if they’re on the life-sustaining-business list or have received a waiver.
  • Can go out for food, emergencies, exercise and volunteering.

A Stay-At-Home order was issued for Philadelphia over the weekend and the order is also in effect in several other states. 

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