Stories tagged: "Governor Wolf"


FILE— In this July 28, 2021 file photo Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, center, and President Joe Biden talk with people at the Lehigh Valley operations facility for Mack Trucks in Macungie, Pa. The high-profile attorney general will formally announce his candidacy for governor of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, entering the 2022 race. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Shapiro Gets Set to Jump Into ’22 Governor’s Race

The worst-kept secret in Pennsylvania is almost out of the bag. Josh Shapiro will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Wednesday.

A table marked with a tape "X" that will remain unused, is next to Sara Kennely as she cleans one of the dining tables at Max's Allegheny Tavern, Thursday, June 4, 2020. The taped tables will be restricted to maintain social distancing when patrons are permitted to dine inside when most of southwest Pennsylvania loosens COVID-19 restrictions on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
These 12 Counties Just Got the Green Light

Even in Gov. Wolf's green phase, businesses are required to maintain social distancing measures, including requiring customers and employees to wear masks, and to limit capacity.

In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania speaks at a news conference at Pennsylvania Emergency Management Headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa. Wolf is struggling to fight against a Republican revolt over his stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns. Egged on by state GOP lawmakers, counties have threatened to defy his orders while at least a few business owners have reopened their doors despite his warnings. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)
12 More PA Counties Will See Coronavirus Restrictions Eased on May 22

All told, by the end of next week, more than 40% of Pennsylvania's population of 12.8 million will have seen an easing of pandemic restrictions.

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What Parts of Pennsylvania Will Reopen First? Gov. Wolf Just Laid Out His Plan.

His reopening plan said a region or county will need to average fewer than 50 new positive cases of the virus per 100,000 residents for 14 days in order to begin moving out from under his statewide lockdown.