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Statewide – The Wolf Administration has taken the following actions in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic:

– Updated the public on the commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding Pennsylvanians to “stay the course and follow the law” to avoid negative consequences.

Governor Tom Wolf Rejects GOP Subpoena for Business Waiver Records But Releases Some Information Online

13 Additional Western PA Counties to Move to Yellow Phase on May 15

Wolf Extends Stay-at-Home Order Until June 4 for Red Counties

– Announced eligible self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers and others not normally eligible for regular unemployment compensation (UC) can begin filing backdated claims in the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) website.

Outlined plans to create Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps.

Announced progress on updating Pennsylvania’s science education standards.

– Provided guidance for counties moving into the yellow phase on May 8.

– Joined a multi-state agreement to develop a regional supply chain for personal protective equipment and other medical equipment.

DCNR Announces Plan for Reopening Some State Park, Forest Facilities

Governor Wolf Announces Reopening of 24 Counties, Including Clarion County, Beginning May 8

Signed two bills into law and vetoed a telemedicine bill/a>

Highlighted comprehensive food security efforts.

Asked Congress and USDA to take action on food security.

Expanded food recovery infrastructure grants.

– Announced the lifting of some restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities

– Called for mandated race and ethnicity data collection

Wolf Administration Elaborates on Data Driven Reopening Standard

Governor Wolf: Mental Health Support Is Vital, Available Amid Strain of COVID_19 Pandemic

Launched an online portal for individuals, corporations or community organizations to inform the commonwealth of critical medical supplies available for donation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Issued guidance for all construction businesses and employees to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Detailed plans for a targeted reopening of the state

Encouraged voters to apply for a mail-in ballot

– Announced a partnership between the department’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Penn State Harrisburg’s Institute of State and Regional Affairs (ISRA) to study the impacts of COVID-19 on child care providers across Pennsylvania.

– Reminded Pennsylvanians that resources and assistance are available to victims and survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence during COVID-19 mitigation efforts

Extended the stay-at-home order until May 8

Signed bill to provide flexibility to local governments and businesses

Announced online vehicle sales, curbside PLCB pick-up and May 8 construction restart

Issued Gov. Wolf’s remarks on recovery planning

Wolf Administration Offers Guidance to Food Processing Facilities to Ensure Safety of Workforce Food Supply

Wolf: No Timetable for Reopening Pennsylvania’s Economy – Approach Will Be Driven by Data

Gov. Wolf: Corrections Announces First Group of Inmates Under Temporary Reprieve Program

Began emergency SNAP benefit distribution, local food bank availability

Signed an order providing worker safety measures

Announced a task force to address health disparity

Provided tax relief for those affected by COVID-19

Urged USDA support of vital PA agriculture sectors

Announced waiver for businesses on prepayment of sales tax

Thanked Pennsylvanians for sacrifices made during COVID-19

Announced participation in multi-state council to plan for re-opening state

PA National Guard Supporting Communities Combatig COVID-19

Wolf Issues Order to Release Up to 1,800 PA Inmates During Pandemic

Wolf Announces $450 Million Hospital Emergency Loan Program

PA Begins Implementing New Federal Unemployment Benefits; Eligible Claimants Get Extra $600 Starting Next Week

– Extended the inmate visitation suspension and the use of enhanced employee screenings indefinitely at all state-run correctional facilities

– Announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year

– Signed order to provide targeted PPE and supplies to health care facilities

Ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor of all COVID-19 victims

– Joined community leaders in call to end COVID-19-related discrimination

– Stressed the need for community volunteerism

Governor Wolf, Religious Leaders Encourage Alternate Forms of Religious Gatherings

Governor Wolf Recommends Pennsylvanians Wear Masks in Public

Announced a statewide stay-at-home order, effective 8 p.m., April 1

Announced federal major disaster declaration approval.

Statewide mitigation efforts

Pennsylvania k-12 schools closed with guidance provided


governor wolf - winter 2022HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf on Friday announced that the state is organizing, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), regional support sites for both hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as strike teams to support hospitals facing staffing shortages. Read more


image-4HARRISBURG, Pa. — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration completed its internal investigation into a multimillion-dollar unemployment mistake in mid-2017, but failed to make the findings public until this week, according to newly released documents. Read more


Governor-Wolf-and-Secreatary-Levine-at-PEMAHARRISBURG, Pa. – With new modeling projecting 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in Pennsylvania in December, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced new targeted mitigation measures to help stop the spread during this critical time. Read more


image (31)HARRISBURG, Pa. — A federal judge has ruled that key components of Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus mitigation strategy are unconstitutional, including a statewide limit on how many Pennsylvanians can gather in one place. Read more


image (6)HARRISBURG, Pa. — What was once considered a nuclear option detonated in the Pennsylvania legislature this week, as Republican lawmakers — and a handful of Democrats — gave final approval to a resolution terminating Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus emergency declaration. Read more


strapping one-day-old bull calf. Courtesy of Clarion Farms Beef Barn.HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Administrator (FSA) Richard Fordyce joined Senator Bob Casey and Congressman Glenn Thompson for a virtual town hall with Pennsylvania agriculture stakeholders. The reason for the town hall is to answer questions about the $16 billion available to Pennsylvania farmers in direct relief payments, through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Read more


Drew WelshCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Clarion County District Attorney Drew Welsh is urging Governor Tom Wolf to allow all business that are compliant with safety regulations to reopen. Read more


wolf food securityHARRISBURG, Pa. – As Pennsylvania works to mitigate the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, the Wolf Administration has made it a priority to address food insecurity in the commonwealth by protecting our local supply chain, advocating for necessary waivers and resources, and ensuring equal access to healthy food for all. Read more


image (4)HARRISBURG, Pa. – As the construction industry prepares to resume work, the Wolf Administration has issued guidance for all construction businesses and employees to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read more


nuclearHARRISBURG, Pa. — A small contingent of Pennsylvania Republicans have prepared a nuclear option to revoke Gov. Tom Wolf’s emergency powers, as lawmakers continue to pressure the Democratic governor to reverse the sweeping actions he’s taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Read more


State RepublicansHARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – Calling Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s declaration to close non-life-sustaining businesses because of the COVID-19 virus “an economic blow to every worker in the state”, Pennsylvania House Republicans vowed to explore “all avenues” to determine whether the action is allowed within the Pennsylvania Constitution. Read more


wolf-businessesHARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Thursday afternoon ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8:00 p.m. Thursday to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read more


20180724-governor-wolf-congress-workflex-bill-hurts-pennsylvania-workersHARRISBURG, Pa. – In the wake of last weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Governor Wolf is seeking action from state and federal levels to end gun violence. Read more


HERSHEY, Pa. – On Friday Governor Tom Wolf joined Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne to discuss measures the Wolf Administration has taken to help protect senior citizens from financial scams and fraud. Read more



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