Crawford County was added to Governor Tom Wolf’s shelter in place order yesterday, with enforcement beginning at 8PM and lasting for the entire month of April. Crawford County was added to the expanded order yesterday along with Cameron, Forest, Franklin, Lawrence, Lebanon, and Somerset counties which brings the total number of Stay at Home Counties to 33. During the stay at home order residents are still permitted to go to be out on their own property or for exercise as long as they follow social distancing guidelines, work at any jobs listed as essential, get necessary supplies, and other things outlined below or at PA.gov; anyone violating the stay at home order may be charged with a misdemeanor. 756 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday, which brings the total to 4,843 cases, and 63 deaths have occurred.
Allowable Individual Activities
- Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including, but not limited to, pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home.
- Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves or their family or household members, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, such as getting food and household consumer products, pet food, and supplies necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences. This includes volunteer efforts to distribute meals and other life-sustaining services to those in need.
- Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing.
- To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business (see below for details about life-sustaining business activities).
- To care for a family member or pet in another household.
Allowable Essential Travel
- Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities (see below for details about life-sustaining business activities).
- Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons.
- Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services.
- Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction.
- Travel required by law enforcement or court order.
- Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth.
Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.