PA State Police Issue 27 Warnings To Non-Life-Essential Businesses Monday

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - State Police issued 27 warnings to non-life-sustaining businesses all across Pennsylvania on Monday, the first day of enforcement.

Two were issued in Troop B, which includes Allegheny, Greene, Fayette, Washington and part of Westmoreland.

Four were issued in Troop A, which includes Indiana, Somerset, Cambria and Westmoreland. 

“As expected, we found the overwhelming majority of people and businesses across the commonwealth are voluntarily complying with the order and doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. “This process is two phased beginning with warnings to gain voluntary compliance, followed by enforcement as necessary.”

Zero citations were issued.

Grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants offering take-out and delivery are just some of the businesses that are allowed to continue to operate.

On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf ordered a Stay-At-Home order for Allegheny and six other counties in the commonwealth.

A list of what businesses can stay open and those that are to be closed can be found here.

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