Wolf to ease restrictions elsewhere, but still has concerns

Wyoming County Commissioner says they will be on list moving to yellow

AP Newsroom
May 15, 2020 - 5:14 am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will announce that more counties can see some of his tightest pandemic restrictions lifted, as counties and lawmakers pressure him to ease his orders. In a telephone news conference Thursday with reporters, Wolf said he will make his decision Friday morning. However, he said he hasn't changed his criteria for deciding which counties can emerge from his stay-at-home order and his business shutdown order. His health secretary echoed that, saying the administration will continue to count cases in prisons, factories and nursing homes in a county's total. That is bad news for counties that blame much of their outbreak on a single institution. 

By MARC LEVY Associated Press

Democrat Wyoming County Commissioner Ernie King tells the Scranton Times that he received a call from the Governor's office telling him that Wyoming County will be announced today to be moving to the yellow phase from red on Friday May 22. Listen to WILK Newsradio for the latest. 

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