AP Exclusive: Virus restrictions to be eased in 24 counties

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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is preparing to announce that 24 counties in rural northern Pennsylvania will see some relief from his strictest orders for residents to stay at home and businesses to close as part of a strategy to contain the coronavirus.

All of the counties that are moving from “red” to “yellow” in Wolf’s color-coded reopening plan are in the northwest and north-central regions of Pennsylvania, which have seen far fewer virus infections and deaths than the rest of the state.

The changes are to take effect next Friday, May 8. Stay-at-home orders will be lifted and retail shops can start to reopen, though other restrictions will remain in place.

Read more about the plan and local coverage of the re-opening by clicking here.

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