Pennsylvania- Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
PROCLAMATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY
August 31, 2020
WHEREAS, on March 6, 2020, I declared a disaster emergency due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that is devastating the country, including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its citizens;
WHEREAS, the March 6, 2020, Proclamation of Disaster Emergency would have automatically expired by operation of law on June 4, 2020, unless further extended by my official action;
WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated March 6, 2020, by Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (1st Amendment) on June 3, 2020, for an additional ninety days;
WHEREAS, the June 3, 2020, Amendment to Proclamation is set to automatically expire by operation of law on September 1, 2020, unless further extended by my official action;
WHEREAS, as of August 31, 2020, 134,025 persons have tested positive or meet the requirements to be considered probable cases/or COVID-19 in the Commonwealth in all 67 counties, and 7,495 persons are reported to have died from the virus; and
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be of such magnitude or severity that emergency action is necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of affected citizens in Pennsylvania.
NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the provisions of section 7301(c) of the Emergency Management Services Code, 35 Pa. C.S. § 7301(c), I do hereby order and direct as follows:
- The Proclamation of Disaster Emergency of March 6, 2020, renewed by Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated June 3, 2020, is renewed/or a period of ninety days, and shall continue to apply to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- All directives, authorized actions, and provisions of the March 6, 2020, Proclamation of Disaster Emergency and June 3, 2020, Amendment to Proclamation shall remain in full force and effect until either rescinded by me or terminated by law.
- This Proclamation Amendment (2nd Amendment) shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the city of Harrisburg, on this thirty-first day of August two thousand twenty, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred and forty-fifth.