Per the Philadelphia Business Journal, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday afternoon ordered “all non-life-sustaining businesses” in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday for an undetermined amount of time.
He also said enforcement for non-compliant businesses would begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
“To protect the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians, we need to take more aggressive mitigation actions,” Wolf said. “This virus is an invisible danger that could be present everywhere. We need to act with the strength we use against any other severe threat. And we need to act now before the illness spreads more widely.”
Notwithstanding that the City of Philadelphia had its own version of business closure mandates from earlier this week, the Governor’s pronouncement applies to the entire Commonwealth – WOW!
Difficult times call for difficult decisions.
“Non-life sustaining” is defined by a chart published by the Administration that you can find online at https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200319-Life-Sustaining-Business.pdf