June 12 Morning Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update


  • Governor and Sec. Levine amend Green phase orders for 12 counties
  • Tuesday’s COVID-19 numbers and links

Governor and Sec. Levine amend Green phase orders for 12 counties
Governor Wolf and DoH Secretary Levine Thursday signed amended green phase orders for the 12 counties moving to green at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 12. The counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Union, Wayne, Wyoming and York.

With these orders effective at 12:01 a.m., there are now 46 counties in green and 21 counties in yellow.  Wolf and Levine are expected to make further announcements on Friday about counties that may transition to the green phase next Friday, June 19.

Gov. Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania includes details of each phase of reopening.

Yellow Phase
As regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place.

The purpose of this phase is to begin to power back up the economy while keeping a close eye on the public health data to ensure the spread of disease remains contained to the greatest extent possible.

Green Phase
After 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 reopening of more businesses, it is 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.

Work and Congregate Settings Restrictions

  • Continued Telework Strongly Encouraged
  • Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety Requirements
  • All Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% Occupancy
  • Child Care May Open Complying with Guidance
  • Congregate Care Restrictions Remain in Place
  • Prison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual Facilities
  • Schools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth Guidance

Social Restrictions

  • Large Gatherings of More Than 250 Prohibited
  • Masks Are Required When Entering a Business
  • Restaurants and Bars Open at 50% Occupancy
  • Personal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment Only
  • Indoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly Encouraged
  • All Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% Occupancy
  • Construction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of Protocols

The Governor’s amended green phase order can be found here.

The Secretary of Health’s amended green phase order can be found here.

Wednesday Data Report from the Department Of Health
On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m. June 11  there were 467 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 77,313. Approximately 5,888 of our total cases are in health care workers.

There are 6,113 total Pennsylvania deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 51 new deaths. Out of the state’s total deaths, 4,215 (69%) were residents from nursing or personal care facilities. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.

There were 476,439 patients who had tested negative to date. Estimates are that 72% of all patients testing positive have now recovered.

There are 630 patients who have had a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Nearly 1% are ages 5-12;
  • Nearly 2% are ages 13-18;
  • 6% are ages 19-24;
  • Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;
  • 25% are ages 50-64; and
  • 28% are ages 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. More data is available here.

There have been 16,357 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes, and 2,871 cases among employees, for a total of 19,228 at 627 distinct facilities in 45 counties. A county breakdown can be found here.

For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.

Currently, all 67 counties are in the yellow or green phase of reopening.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, June 10: