Governor Tom Wolf on June 12 announced Pike County will be among eight counties moving into the green phase of reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 19.
This also includes counties include Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Monroe, Perry, and Schuylkill.
Effective today, there are 46 counties in green and 21 in yellow.
As counties reopen, Pennsylvania continues to see a steady decline in cases, a positive indicator that its phased, measured reopening plan is working to balance public health with economic recovery.
“In Pennsylvania, not only did we flatten the curve, but we are continuing to keep case counts down even as we open our commonwealth,” Wolf said. “We will continue to take a measured, phased approach to reopening that relies on science and health experts.”
Pike County has seen 486 cases of coronavirus and 20 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
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. Some restrictions, such as mask-wearing, do remain in place.
While this phase facilitates a return to a “new normal,” Gov. Wolf said 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.