It appears that Indiana County, among a few others in western Pennsylvania, will be moved to the “yellow” designation on May 15, by order of Gov. Tom Wolf.
According to a Facebook post this morning by state Sen. Joe Pittman, R-Indiana, he received a phone call from the governor’s office informing him that all counties he represents (Armstrong, Butler, Indiana and Westmoreland) are to be moved to “yellow,” effective May 15 and the stay-at-home order will be no longer be in effect for those areas.
What does the yellow phase mean? The following is information from the governor’s website:
• Telework must continue where feasible.
• Businesses with in-person operations must follow business and building safety orders.
• Child care can open while complying with guidance.
• Congregate care and prison restrictions remain in place.
• Schools remain closed for in-person instruction.
• Stay-at-home order lifted for aggressive mitigation.
• Gatherings of more than 25 prohibited.
• In-person retail allowable, curbside and delivery preferable.
• Indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities and personal care services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) remain closed.
• Restaurants and bars limited to carry-out and delivery only.