Associated Press reports today that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will announce 12 more counties that get to move to the Yellow phase of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan.
And guess who’s not on the list.
That’s right, Schuylkill County.
12 More Pennsylvania Counties Going Yellow on May 22 – Schuylkill Not Among Them
Here’s the list of counties that get to move to Yellow on May 22:
On Friday, 13 more Pennsylvania counties officially made their move to the Yellow phase of reopening.
Schuylkill County could have been one of those counties if our County Commissioners hadn’t backed down on their idea to go “rogue” and move us into Yellow without the Governor’s approval.
The decision came after Commissioner Gary Hess made a motion to not go to Yellow on our own. Commissioners George Halcovage and Boots Hetherington OK’d the motion, too.
According to their conversation at a Commissioners on Wednesday, the state told Schuylkill County it was very close to Yellow but, after today’s development, apparently not close enough.
So, now it appears that we may have to wait until May 29 to possibly move to Yellow.
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