Berks, 21 other Pa. counties added to stay-at-home order
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Beaver, Centre and Washington counties, bringing the state total to 22 counties under a stay-at-home order.
The order now includes these 22 counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Centre, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York counties.
The order will officially go into effect at 8 p.m. Saturday and continue until April 6, according to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.
“We know which counties those increases are in, and as those numbers increase to a significant level and we have evidence of community spread, we discuss that with the governor and his administration,” said Dr. Rachel Levine, the state’s health secretary.
According to state health officials, people in those counties may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and essential travel:
Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home
Getting necessary services or supplies for ..