Governor Tom Wolf has announced the easing of restrictions on another 13 counties.
They include Blair and Cambria. Beaver County was the only western county not moved out of a “red” status. It’s home to what may be the state’s worst nursing home outbreak.
The announcement came the day that 24 counties in northcentral and northwestern Pennsylvania moved to “yellow” status.
Officials and residents of some counties that had remained “red,” but have few confirmed cases had called on Wolf to ease restrictions. Wolf said there are a number of counties the state is keeping tabs on and may make a decision on soon.
“Every county wants to reopen as quickly as possible. It is frustrating to be closed down. But again, the remedy is not to ignore the fact that this virus is out there.”
As of today, there are more than 54,000 confirmed cases statewide. Wolf said he has not been tested.