Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf added another week to Stay at Home which extends it to May 8th. Governor Wolf also vetoed Senate Bill 613 which passed along partisan lines and attempted to reopen certain businesses considered essential under Presidential Guidelines. The Governor did announce plans to begin slowly normalizing things even while Stay at Home remains in place including limited construction projects. COVID-19 infection rates are decreasing statewide; 948 new cases were officially recorded yesterday and 92 deaths making their official totals 33,234 and 1,204. 742 people are confirmed to have recovered from the disease.
Last week Allegheny College announced via social media and a news release on its website that they had become the first College in Pennsylvania, and only the 8th in the country to achieve carbon neutrality. The private college located within Meadville was certified as a carbon neutral facility by the Second Nature organization.
PennDOT has announced the emergency closure of a bridge on Route 208 near the Butler County Line in Venango County. The bridge carries route 208 over Interstate 80 in Clinton Township and was found to be in need of emergency repairs during an inspection. There is a detour using Routes 8 and 308.