Posted by on May 8, 2020 2:24 pm

Categories: Coronavirus in Pennsylvania Coronavirus in Schuylkill County Local News

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Schuylkill County lost another round of the Pennsylvania Lockdown Lottery.

On Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced 13 more counties that will move to the Yellow phase of the state’s re-opening plan.

And Schuylkill County is NOT on that list.

Schuylkill County Stays in Red Phase of Pennsylvania Re-opening

Earlier today, the first 24 counties in Pennsylvania made the transition to Yellow.

These new counties move from Red to Yellow on May 15:

  • Allegheny
  • Armstrong
  • Bedford
  • Blair
  • Butler
  • Cambria
  • Fayette
  • Fulton
  • Greene
  • Indiana
  • Somerset
  • Washington
  • Westmoreland

Essentially, if you say “yous”, you’re staying in the Red (with a few exceptions). If you say “yinz”, you’re moving to Yellow.

Wolf says, “I’d like to emphasize that this plan is not a one-way route. We are closely monitoring the 24 counties in the yellow phase and will re-impose restrictions if danger arises.”

Next Round of Re-opening?

Even though this second round of re-opening counties was announced a week after the first round, it may not be that way in the future. Why would you expect consistency from the Wolf administration?

At a press conference Friday, Health Sec. Rachel Levine says they’re looking at counties on a daily and weekly basis. So, new counties presumably could move from Red to Yellow or vice-versa at any given time.

Stay at Home Until June 4

On Thursday, Wolf announced that counties still in Red are under an extended Stay at Home order until June 4. The previous statewide order expired on May 7.

So, why extend it for nearly another month and not on a weekly basis?

“Uh, we thought that another month would make the most sense,” Wolf says.


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5 responses to Schuylkill County Staying Red After Gov. Wolf Announces Round 2 of Re-Openings

  1. Lockdown Lottery 2 - Will Governor Wolf Move Schuylkill County to Phase Yellow? - Coal Region Canary May 8th, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    […] UPDATE: Schuylkill County Staying Red After Gov. Wolf Announces Round 2 of Re-Openings […]


  2. PTFloridians May 8th, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    So, Der Komissar Wolff, has no better data, analytics, or good old-fashioned reasoning to offer us, other than a brazen, cocky juvenile answer ” Uh, we thought that another month would make the most sense,”…UNBELIEVEABLE…this schmendrick has lost his mind…business owners and families must begin to decide, sooner rather than later, how to move forward with their lives and livelihoods…i hope this power drunk loon has finally been exposed for who we knew he was years ago…VOTE…”We the People”


    • admin May 8th, 2020 at 4:02 pm

      Yes, but he speaks in such a calm, soothing voice. You almost believe he gives a damn.


  3. Schuylkill Task Force Says We're Ready to Re-Open - Coal Region Canary May 8th, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    […] READ MORE: Schuylkill County Staying Red After Gov. Wolf Announces Round 2 of Re-Openings […]


  4. Angela Singh May 27th, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Do I go to work or don’t I. I count inventory. I am confused. It seems like no one knows what’s going on with this for real. I am being told I must return to work. Is it essential to count inventory?


    • admin May 27th, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      Every job is essential. Your job as inventory counter affects so many other jobs on the supply chains.


  5. PTFloridians May 27th, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Der Fuhrer Wolff must be spellbound and rendered useless by Levine’s Dollar Tree perfume…what a pair of wipes.


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