Stay At Home Extended
Late last evening, Governor Wolf announced he was extending his March 19, 2020 “stay-at-home” order until June 4, 2020. The amended order goes into effect for all forty-three (43) counties that have not entered the yellow phase of the reopening process. The extended stay-at-home order remains the same as the original statewide stay-at-home order announced on April 1, 2020. This order previously would have expired last night at midnight. Governor Wolf is expected to announce today an additional group of counties that will enter the yellow phase.
Raise the Roof
Governor Wolf also extended a previous Pennsylvania Supreme Court order that aimed to protect individuals from foreclosures and evictions until May 11. The protections from eviction and foreclosure have now been extended to July 10, thanks to an order signed by the Governor yesterday. In a press release, Wolf explained, “At a time when people need to stay home to protect their health, they should not have to worry about losing their homes.” Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who worked closely with the Governor on the order, stated, “I commend the Governor for his decision to delay eviction and foreclosure proceedings. We know it’s critical for public health, and for our economic recovery, that people stay in their homes during this emergency. This order gives people struggling with lost income something they can count on — a roof over their heads.”