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Gov. Wolf Says Some Counties May Move To 'Green' Friday

Gov. Tom Wolf in a file photo
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Some Pennsylvania counties may find out Friday that the state is moving them from “yellow” to “green” status of COVID-19 reopening, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said during a call with reporters Thursday.

“I’ll be announcing a whole range of counties tomorrow moving from red to yellow, and the hope is that we’ll also be making some counties that might even be moving from yellow to green tomorrow,” Wolf said.

Right now, 37 counties are in the “yellow” phase, and another 12 will move to yellow Friday. In the yellow phase, many business have reopened, but other restrictions are in place. For example, restaurants can’t serve eat-in food. Hair salons and spas aren’t allowed to open.

Under the green phase, most restrictions are lifted. But, businesses and residents still have to follow Centers for Disease Control and Department of Health guidelines.

Also Thursday, selling cocktails-to-go became an option for many businesses. Wolf signed legislation allowing restaurants, bars and hotels with a liquor license and that meet the guidelines to sell cocktails to-go. The businesses have to have lost 25% of average monthly sales under the COVID-19 restrictions.

The drinks have to be sealed and can’t contain wine or beer.

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