The afternoon of April 1, Gov. Tom Wolf placed the entire state of Pennsylvania under ‘‘stay at home’’ orders to take effect at 8 p.m. April 1 and to continue through at least Thursday, April 30.
According to the governor’s order, the following activities are still permitted:
• Any travel necessary to maintain personal health and safety, as well as safety of family or household members (including pets). This would include grocery or pharmacy shopping; visiting a health care professional; or obtaining supplies needed to work from home.
• Any travel necessary to and from employment at a business classified by the governor as ‘‘life-sustaining.’’
• Any travel necessary to obtain services or supplies for individuals, families or household members; or as part of volunteer efforts; or to deliver services and supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences.
• Outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking or running, as long as social distancing (staying at least six feet apart) is maintained among participants. Any travel to engage in such activity is permitted.
• Any travel necessary to care for a family member; a pet in another household; the elderly; minors; dependents; persons with disabilities; or other vulnerable.
• Any travel required by law enforcement or court order.
• Any travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, receiving meals and any other related services.
• Any travel to return to their place of residence from an outside jurisdiction; or to return from outside Pennsylvania.
• Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to provide the reason for their travel.The Governor’s Office listed following operations as “exempt’’ from the order:
• Business activities classified as ‘‘life sustaining’’ under prior orders.
• Health care or medical services providers.
• News media.
• Law enforcement, emergency medical services personnel and firefighters.
• The federal government.
• Religious institutions.
• Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banks.
• Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open, as follows: Child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure orders.