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HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday announced the broad outline of his plan for reopening Pennsylvania as the state continues to grapple with the coronavirus.
Wolf has shuttered all but “life-sustaining” businesses and ordered residents in all 67 counties to stay at home. That order expires April 30.
Information released Friday includes six “standards” for reopening. See them below.
- Our approach will be data driven and reliant upon quantifiable criteria to drive a targeted, evidence-based, regional approach to reopenings in Pennsylvania.
- We will put forth guidance and recommendations for employers, individuals, and health care facilities and providers for assured accountability as we reopen.
- Reopening necessitates that adequate personal protective equipment and diagnostic testing are available.
- Reopening requires a monitoring and surveillance program that allows the commonwealth to deploy swift actions for containment or mitigation.
- Protections for vulnerable populations must remain steadfast throughout the reopening process, such as limitations on visitors to congregate care facilities and prisons.
- Limitations on large gatherings unrelated to occupations should remain in place for the duration of the reopening process.
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