All 67 Pennsylvania counties are now under stay-at-home orders. Governor Tom Wolf said the move was the most prudent option to stop the spread of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth. The statewide stay-at-home order will continue until April 30th. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice and non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect. All essential state services will continue.
Snyder County now has three confirmed cases of COVID-19, along with one death from the virus, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Mifflin County has been revised, now showing one case.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday in Juniata County. State Police say 44-year-old Matthew Knox, and 33-year-old Jamie Arnold, both of Mexico, were transported to Geisinger in Danville. The accident happened just after noon yesterday on Route 35 in Monroe Township.
Another state lawmaker is supporting legislation that would allow construction activities to resume in Pennsylvania if businesses take appropriate mitigation steps to prevent exposure to COVID-19. Senator Judy Ward (R-30) is supporting legislation that would require the Department of Community and Economic Development to issue waivers for public and private construction activities that adhere to social distancing practices and other mitigation measures recommended by the CDC. The governor’s business closure order has idled thousands of construction workers. Pennsylvania is the only state to shut down all active public and private construction sites as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Senate Republican leaders also sent a letter to Governor Wolf earlier this week encouraging him to allow residential construction activities to resume.
Today’s meeting of the Mifflin County Commissioners will be available to the public via WebEx. The meeting is scheduled for 9:00 am. People can join the meeting by going to www.webex.com, clicking “Join” in the upper right hand corner and entering the Meeting ID: 799 137 000. Participants will be prompted to install and run the WebEx application. The meeting can also be joined from a mobile device using the WebEx app, or by phone, by calling 1-510-338-9438 and entering the Meeting ID. Note… the phone number is not toll free.