May. 15, 2020

ELLWOOD CITY, Beaver County – Citing a low caseload and flattening the curve, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that Beaver County is one of 12 counties set to move into the “yellow” phase starting Friday, May 22, under his reopening plan.

“The governor has heard your voices and finally reacted to safely reopen Beaver County. We have a lot of people who want to go back to work and they feel they can do it safely. They can make good judgments and make sure they are safe, and their customers are safe.

“Instead of Wolf trying to find ways to say no, residents of Beaver County have forced him to say yes.”

Bernstine explained that under the yellow designation, stay-at-home orders will be lifted and gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed. Currently, the red designation bans all gatherings or outside trips that are not related to health, safety or going to work at an essential job. Gyms, casinos, theaters and other indoor recreational, wellness and entertainment venues will stay closed. Restaurants and bars will still be limited to carryout or delivery. Child care is open, although businesses must follow federal and state guidance for safety, social distancing and cleaning.

Representative Aaron Bernstine
10th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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