Rest Of PA Moves To Yellow Phase By June 5
Philadelphia and its surrounding counties will move to the yellow phase of coronavirus mitigation on June 5, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday.
HARRISBURG, PA Philadelphia and its surrounding counties will move to the yellow phase of coronavirus mitigation on June 5, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday.
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties among the final 18 counties that remain in red have been under a stay-at-home order since March 23 in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Berks, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, and Northampton will also move to yellow on June 5.
Some of the 18 counties that remain in red will be moved to yellow earlier than the Philadelphia region. Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Schuylkill will move to yellow on May 29.
Weekly update time, Folks.
The Governor has loosened the noose a little bit more this week by allowing the Golf
Courses and some other outdoor social activities to re open and more state stores have been brought on line. In the lansdale area the State Stores at the Hillcrest shopping center on Main street and on Valley Forge Road are open. Nothing else To report.
Where Coronavirus Cases Are Increasing The Most In Montgomery Co.
19403 (Norristown): 311 (plus 215)
19401 (Norristown): 276 (plus 106)
19038 (Glenside): 218 (plus 73)
19446 (Lansdale): 220 (plus 64)
19468 (Royersford): 145 (plus 52)
19095 (Wyncote): 146 (plus 50)
19460 (Phoenixville): 107 (plus 49)
19002 (Ambler): 185 (plus 41)
19464 (Pottstown): 128 (plus 38)
19090 (Willow Grove): 130 (plus 37)
19027 (Elkins Park): 117 (plus 32)
19006 (Huntingdon Valley): 109 (plus 25)
19010 (Bryn Mawr): 109 (plus 24)
19046 (Jenkintown): 96 (plus 22)
19422 (Blue Bell): 75 (plus 19)
19096 (Wynnewood): 86 (plus 19)
19444 (Lafayette Hill): 75 (plus 18)
19426 (Collegeville): 127 (plus 18)
19406 (King of Prussia): 80 (plus 18)
19031 (Flourtown): 49 (plus 17)
19001 (Abington): 98 (plus 15)
19044 (Horsham): 44 (plus 15)
19440 (Hatfield): 107 (plus 15)
In the yellow phase, stay-at-home orders are lifted but large gatherings of 25 or more people are prohibited. Retail stores may reopen but with curbside and delivery the preferred method of operation. Gyms, spas, and entertainment venues like theaters and casinos will remain closed in the yellow phase. Restaurants will still be limited to carry out or delivery.
The governor said 17 counties will move into the green phase on May 29. Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango and Warren are among those to move to the green phase.
In the green phase, restaurants and bars can reopen but large events, like concerts, will be restricted. Nursing home visitation will continue to be restricted under the green phase.
The virus so far has infected more than 66,000 Pennsylvanians. The state's death toll is now at 4,984, with 3,275 of them occurring in nursing homes.
According to state data, there have been sustained reductions in hospitalizations. From May 8 when the first counties moved to yellow to yesterday, the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized dropped from 2,618 to 1,667.
Cases continue to be on the decline. From May 8 to 15, there were 6,384 cases. From May 15 to 21, there were 4,770 new cases.
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