The New Pittsburgh Courier has learned that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Monday afternoon, March 23, issued a “Stay-at-Home Order” for Allegheny County, along with a number of other counties within Pennsylvania. Philadelphia County already had a Stay-at-Home Order issued.
Pennsylvania has 644 COVID-19 cases, with six deaths, as of Monday afternoon, March 23. One of the six deaths was from Allegheny County, a person in their 60s who resided in Clairton. Allegheny County has had 48 confirmed positive cases of the virus.
According to a statement from Allegheny County, while there is no curfew in place, the order from the Governor goes into place at 8 p.m. this evening, March 23, and is in effect for two weeks.
“This order emphasizes that individuals in the county, to the extent possible, should stay at home and distance themselves from others. There is no change to the life-sustaining businesses and waivers that have previously been in place, or to the requirements for restaurants to limit their operations to take-out and delivery,” a release from Allegheny County read.
Schools here in Pittsburgh and across the state will be closed until at least April 6. There has been no word yet as to if schools will be closed for a longer period of time.