HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is tightening his directives to shut down, saying Thursday that all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations by 8 p.m. to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Wolf said in a statement that enforcement actions against businesses that do not close their physical locations will begin Saturday. Wolf's statement came as Pennsylvania reported another big jump in confirmed coronavirus cases and Wolf's administration worked to help hospitals create more bed spaces in anticipation of a surge in coronavirus patients.
Today I’m taking decisive action to stop the spread of #COVID19 by ordering all non-life-sustaining businesses to close by 8 p.m.Enforcement actions against businesses that don’t close will begin Saturday and could include citations, fines & license suspensions. pic.twitter.com/WSd5weA93b— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 19, 2020