Answer: So I don’t have the granular data on that. But we’ll check the models. It’s possible the virus will determine the answer.
Apr 16, 2020
Gov. Tom Wolf says there are no plans yet to extend the stay-at-home order in Pennsylvania.
“We’re very confident that we have been able to flatten the curve,” Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine said. “Our healthcare system is staying stable and we have not had a wave of cases that have overwhelmed our healthcare system.”
May 06, 2020
Charlotte Observer|- May 06, 2020
Pennsylvania is reporting below 1,000 new cases of the coronavirus for the fourth straight day, the longest such streak since the daily reports of new cases first reached four figures in early April.
May 7, 2020
With 80 % of new coronavirus deaths in Pennsylvania at nursing and personal care homes, lawmakers demand answers
Michael Rubinkam, Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo, Associated Press
Updated 9:15 pm CDT, Thursday, May 7, 2020
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The coronavirus death toll grew Thursday by more than 300 as Gov. Tom Wolf ordered most Pennsylvania residents to stay at home until June 4, extending a statewide edict he first imposed April 1 to slow the spread of the new virus.
The revised stay-at-home order, issued late Thursday to replace one that was set to expire at midnight, applies to all counties that remain under Wolf’s strictest lockdown orders — meaning that for now, millions of people face the prospect of at least another month at home.
At the same time, the governor is planning to allow more counties with relatively few virus infections to emerge from some pandemic restrictions. He said he will reveal the names of those counties on Friday. They will join 24 counties in the lightly populated and mostly rural north where Wolf has already lifted his stay-at-home orders and allowed retailers and many other kinds of businesses to reopen beginning Friday morning.
Earlier Thursday, Wolf extended a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions by another two months, until July 10, saying residents shouldn’t have to worry about losing their homes during the pandemic.
Here are the latest coronavirus-related developments in Pennsylvania:
EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENSION
Wolf and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a fellow Democrat, jointly announced the eviction moratorium, saying it advances public health efforts to quell the virus outbreak by allowing people to stay at home.
“No one should have to worry about losing their home during this health emergency,” Wolf said at a video news conference. “This executive order takes one more burden off people who are struggling and gives them more time to get back on their feet.”
A board member of one of the state’s largest landlord groups blasted the extended moratorium, saying it gives tenants the ability to live rent-free without consequence for months.
Robert Levin of HAPCO Philadelphia, which represents 2,000 property owners in the city, said operators will be hard-pressed to keep up with taxes, insurance, utilities, maintenance and mortgage payments without the ability to enforce lease agreements.