Pennsylvania Orders Businesses to Close

Saying we need to act now before the illness spreads more widely, Pennyslvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 o’clock tonight to slow down COVID-19.
Enforcement actions against businesses that don’t comply will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, according to the governor’s office. Special exemptions will be given to businesses that are supplying or servicing health care providers.
Salamanca’s mayor Michael Smith declared a state of emergency for his city. Smith’s order also goes into effect midnight tonight. The order is set to expire at noon April 12.
Under state law, officials can issue orders including curfews, closing places of amusement and assembly, suspend or limit the sale, use or transport of alcohol, firearms, explosives and flammable materials, limit the public in public places, establish emergency shelter and suspend local laws and regulations.
Smith said city hall is letting many employees work from home.