UPDATE (6/12): Schuylkill County Going to Green Phase on Wolf’s Coronavirus Plan on June 19
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday, June 5, that 12 more counties will go to the Green phase of the coronavirus reopening plan next week.
But Schuylkill County was not part of that group.
Schuylkill County Staying in Yellow Phase Until at Least June 19 (Probably)
That means, if Wolf stays consistent on at least one part of his response to the pandemic (because he hasn’t been in any other part), the next chance Schuylkill County could go Green would be June 19.
Here are the 12 counties that enter the Green phase on Friday, June 12, at 12:01 a.m.:
Staying in the Yellow phase of the pandemic response means many local businesses still can’t operate and others have to operate with very restrictive measures in place.
Bars must remain closed. Restaurants can only serve take-out or outside dining patrons. Hair salons, indoor malls, nail salons, fitness centers, and more types of businesses can’t open in the Yellow phase.
Crowd gatherings must remain below 25 people.
On Friday, Wolf admitted he took a “gamble” when he joined a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this week in Dauphin County. He says he hasn’t decided whether he’ll be getting tested for the Chinese virus even after marching among a large group of protestors. His bald head was clearly sunburned at today’s press conference.
Schuylkill County entered the Yellow phase last Friday. And typically, the requirement under the Governor’s haphazard plan requires a county stay in a particular color phase for 14 days.
Anything After Green?
Even the Green phase comes with restrictions. And the Governor keeps altering the plan as days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months.
A reporter asked Wolf on Friday if his administration has a plan for anything after the Green phase.
“We don’t have a plan yet,” Wolf admitted today.
That’s been pretty obvious from the start of this pandemic response.
- Tom Wolf Virtue Signals at Harrisburg Black Lives Matter Protest, Violates Own Pandemic Restrictions
- EXCLUSIVE: Knowles Defends Himself Against Allegations He Called Rep. Brian Sims a “Little Girl”
- State House Votes to End Wolf’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration
- As Pennsylvania Small Businesses Struggle, Governor Pushes for Job-Killing $15 Minimum Wage
- The Green Phase is NOT the Goal – Wolf Conditioning for a “New Normal”
- Business and Social Life in Pennsylvania’s Yellow Phase – What to Expect in Schuylkill County
June 5, 2020 at 7:10 pm
Don’t worry Commissioner Halcovage will have another meeting with Dr. Levine and all will be good. Look for Schuylkill County to go green by July 4th. By then the losses to small businesses will be so bad that Skook will be be in a Depression until 2025.
June 5, 2020 at 7:54 pm
This is absolute insanity. This criminal that resides at the Governor’s Mansion is out of his mind. All free people everywhere should stop wearing masks and go on about their daily lives. This oppressor called Wolf, waltzes in Harrisburg while breaking his own worthless edicts after slithering back into PA, from Florida to belch out more oppression for all of us. Our poor businesses and towns are dying. More destruction. This rat, bum Wolf has his sissy boot on all of our collective necks, for months…we need accountability but will get none. DON’T allow this type of oppression any longer. They’ll give you such eloquent speech and promises of helping the working people, just like the smoothest of smooth, Barrack Hussein Obama and his cartel… This is what you get. Allow this to teach you when you go to the voting booth in November.
June 11, 2020 at 6:04 pm
Lol ok crazy
June 17, 2020 at 1:03 pm
Tell this to 120,000 Americans who died. Every one of those Americans were a neighbor, someone’s family member and even business owners. If they could have survived because we could have quarantined earlier I would have gladly done it. If our STUPID president would have set the rite example at the beginning of this pandemic instead of downplaying it. Governor’s in all states would have had a better way to handle everything. And its a no-brainer that if Wolfe had opened everything up and everyone continued to go about there normal activities that the death-toll would have been a lot higher. Even one person is somebody’s family member. I don’t cry and complain about it, its a sacrifice that I made for my fellow American’s, family, and co-workers. American’s will get thru this, just like we have gotten thru everything before.
June 17, 2020 at 6:56 pm
How did we get through everything before, without all this “sacrifice”?…It’s too bad you don’t have respect for our President. He’s been opposed and resisted from all those that dislike him…support from Americans is what he needs.