Pennsylvania Governor Orders Closure of All but “Life-Critical” Businesses

On March 19, 2020, Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf ordered all businesses except for those considered life-sustaining to close at 8:00 pm. With the order came a list of businesses that the state may classify as “may continue physical operation.” These include crop and animal production, food manufacturing, grocery stores, transportation, postal services, telecommunications, waste management and healthcare organizations.  For ambulatory care practices, elective procedures are prohibited. If businesses not listed as “may continue physical operation” on the list do not shut down, the state will begin to take enforcement actions beginning Saturday, March 21 at 12:01am. A video statement from the Governor can be seen here.  Find a copy of the list of life-sustaining businesses here.