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AP: Wolf Announcing Today 12 More Counties Going Yellow – Guess Who’s Not on the List

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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:

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  • Adams
  • Beaver
  • Carbon
  • Columbia
  • Cumberland
  • Juniata
  • Mifflin
  • Perry
  • Susquehanna
  • Wyoming
  • Wayne
  • York

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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  1. Just sayin

    May 15, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Good job commissioners. You got us delayed

    • admin

      May 15, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      Yeah, blame them. Don’t forget to blame local hospital administration for also saying we’re fine to go Yellow.

  2. Rev Harry Powell

    May 15, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Looks like next weeks much “heralded” phone call between the 3 stooges and wolfy wont amount to much–talk about lip service.

    • admin

      May 15, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      That’s all it was; you’re right.

  3. Linda H

    May 15, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Lebanon County commissioners met this morning, May 15, and voted to continue to support our DA and Dave Arnold. We’ve gone rogue!

    • admin

      May 15, 2020 at 2:22 pm

      Congrats! Can always count on the Pennsylvania Dutch to be as stubborn as a mule. In this case, that’s a good thing.

  4. PTFloridians

    May 15, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
    Neo: What truth?
    Morpheus: That you are a slave. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.

  5. PTFloridians

    May 15, 2020 at 6:12 pm

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