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ANNOUNCEMENTS > Governor Orders Non-Life Sustaining Businesses to Close


19 Mar 2020

Today, Governor Wolf issued an order that all non-life-sustaining businesses must close by 8 p.m. tonight.  Additionally, a five-page list of businesses was published indicating which businesses may stay open and which may not.

No person or entity shall operate a place of business in the Commonwealth that is not a life sustaining business regardless of whether the business is open to members of the public. This prohibition does not apply to virtual or telework operations (e.g., work from home), so long as social distancing and other mitigation measures are followed in such operations.

Life sustaining businesses may remain open, but they must follow, at a minimum, the social distancing practices and other mitigation measures defined by the Centers for Disease Control to protect workers and patrons.  A list of life sustaining businesses that may remain open is attached to and incorporated into this Order.  

Click here to read the Governor's order

Click here for the list of businesses incorporated into the order.