Curbside pickup at state stores, online auto sales, limited construction in PA

Wolf announces small steps toward reopening the state

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HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf announced at a press conference on Monday, April 20 that the commonwealth's number of new cases per day has "stabilized" and that social distancing has successfully prevented case surges which would have overwhelmed the hospitals.

The governor said PA will begin taking "small steps toward reagaining a degree of normalcy."

He listed the following measures:

1) Allowing curbside pickup at selected state Fine Wine & Good Spirits locations  (see the full list here)
2) Allowing auto sales to take place online
3) Beginning May 8, allowing limited construction statewide with strict adherence to social-distancing guidelines

Wolf reminded residents that PA will not go back to the way it operated before the pandemic hit. 

"We still do not have a vaccine, we still don't have an antibody test and we still don't have a way to cure COVID-19," he said. The governor promised that in the coming days, his office would lay out its "data-driven", "evidence-based", region-by-region approach to reopening PA.

Wolf said that the current stay-at-home order and guidelines for businesses are still in place.

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