March 14, 2020
- Harrisburg, PA
Governor Tom Wolf, United States Representative for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District Chrissy Houlahan, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, and Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera this afternoon provided an update on the state's COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including further guidance for schools following Governor Wolf's announcement yesterday of the closure of all Pennsylvania schools beginning Monday, March 16. Schools to be closed include public K-12 schools, including brick and mortar and cyber charter schools, career and technical centers (CTCs), and intermediate units (IUs). All other schools - including private, parochial, and institutions of higher education - should be consulted directly for the most current closure information.Gov. Wolf also announced mitigation efforts expanding to Chester and Bucks counties beginning tomorrow, March 15. The governor previously announced mitigation efforts in Montgomery and Delaware counties.The total number of positive cases in Pennsylvania as of 1:15 p.m. includes two new cases: two adults in Allegheny County, bringing the state's total to 47, with six of those cases confirmed by the CDC.