Pennsylvania moved 12 additional counties to the yellow phase Friday. Additionally Gov. Tom Wolf is prepared to announce which other counties have seen new infections slow enough to join them.
The counties leaving the red phase and joining the yellow phase include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne and York.
In addition, Wolf has suggested that he could ease practically all of the state’s pandemic restrictions on business activity and gatherings in some other counties in the coming days.
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This group joins 37 counties that previously moved into the yellow phase: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.
In the yellow phase counties gatherings of up to 25 people are allowed, as is the resumption of many retail, office and factory activities.
Still ordered to remain closed in those counties are gyms, barber shops, nail salons, casinos, theaters and other such large venues while other restrictions remain in place, including a ban on youth sports.
Additionally, bars and restaurants may still offer only delivery or takeout service.