Reopening Phase Orders Updated to Include 12 Additional Counties Moving to Green on June 26 June 25, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release, Public Health Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed amended green phase orders for the 12 counties moving to green at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, June 26. The counties include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Susquehanna.With these orders effective at 12:01 a.m., tomorrow there will be 66 counties in green and one county in yellow.Philadelphia County met the criteria and will move to the state’s green phase tomorrow; however, local officials will maintain some additional restrictions until July 3. The Wolf Administration has supported specific county requests for more restrictions throughout the phased reopening process.Gov. Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania includes details of each phase of reopening.Green PhaseAfter a county transitions to the yellow phase, we closely monitor for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for 14 days, we transition the county to the green phase.The green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay-at-home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health.While this phase facilitates a return to a “new normal,” it is equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum. It is also imperative that people wear masks when leaving home and in settings where social distancing is not feasible.Work and Congregate Settings RestrictionsContinued Telework Strongly EncouragedBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety RequirementsAll Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% OccupancyChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care Restrictions in PlacePrison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual FacilitiesSchools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth GuidanceSocial RestrictionsLarge Gatherings of More Than 250 ProhibitedMasks Are Required When Entering a BusinessRestaurants and Bars Open at 50% OccupancyPersonal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment OnlyIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly EncouragedAll Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% OccupancyConstruction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of ProtocolsThe latest business guidance, including outdoor recreation guidance.Preliminary sports guidance.Summer camp guidance.The Governor’s amended green phase order.The Secretary of Health’s amended green phase order.Ver esta página en español.
Somali refugees are stranded in Yemen Saudi Arabia strikes Yemen Rebels Cairo goes berserk for Amitabh Bachchan Morocco’s armed forces say one of its F-16 fighter jets taking part in the Saudi-led Sunni coalition air strikes against the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen has gone missing.The statement carried by the state news agency MAP said early on Monday that the plane has been missing since 6 p.m. the previous day.The pilot of the second jet said he didn’t see pilot of the jet that went missing eject added the statement, which said that an investigation is under way.Moroccan forces, together with those of the rest of the Gulf countries are taking part in air strikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen that have taken over large sections of the country. Morocco has six F-16 jets stationed in the United Arab Emirates.–APRelated
Seymour, In. — Indiana State Police Detectives have arrested a Seymour, Indiana man for Child Molesting following a four-month investigation.The investigation by Detective Jason Duncan, Indiana State Police-Versailles, began in May of this year when a female came forward to report she had been molested by Jerry W. Rice, age 73, on multiple occasions in the early to mid-nineties when she was between 3 and 9 years old. The female reported that the alleged incidents occurred at a home owned by Rice in rural Jackson County.Through the course of the investigation, Det. Duncan located a second victim of Rice who had not come forward until now. The second victim told investigators that Rice molested her in the mid-eighties in Vallonia, Indiana.At the conclusion of the investigation, the Indiana State Police submitted the case to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office for review.Yesterday, September 27th, the Indiana State Police served an arrest warrant on Jerry Rice. He was arrested at his residence in Jackson County without further incident.Rice was charged with two counts of Child Molesting, Class A Felony, and two counts of Child Molesting, Class C Felony. He was incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail pending his initial court appearance in the Jackson Circuit Court.