As states across the country begin to reopen and nearly half are seeing COVID-19 cases rise, Governor Tom Wolf announced last week that Pennsylvania is not one of them.
“As the U.S. Surgeon General said a few days ago, wearing a mask doesn’t impinge on our freedom – it gives us more freedom from unknowingly spreading COVID-19.”
According to other data analyses, including those by Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center and The New York Times, Pennsylvania’s steady decline in cases since April put the state among a select few that continue a flattening of the curve. This distinction is particularly important as more counties reopen.
“Pennsylvanians have done an excellent job at demonstrating how to balance business and public health,” Gov. Wolf said. “If we keep this up, we can continue to be a model to other states and a leader at saving lives and livelihoods during this pandemic.”
For the latest information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, including a data dashboard, visit here.
Find the latest Carnegie Mellon University metrics for reopening here.
Find more on Gov. Wolf’s Process to Open PA here.