The Department of Transportation has backed down from a threatened move to freeze construction at hundreds of bridge and road repair projects.
Almost every school district in the state is now voluntarily operating remotely or operating under the threat of a state order to go online if officials determine the schools aren’t strictly following a state mandate requiring face coverings.
The Wolf administration filed an appeal Wednesday to the state Supreme Court, seeking to undo an appeals court judge’s order directing the state to stop election certification a day after the state certified the results of the presidential election.
The state Department of Transportation is warning that hundreds of road and bridge projects could be paused on Dec. 1 if the agency doesn’t find a way to fill a $600 million shortfall.
Efforts to investigate COVID-19 cases are being hampered by resistance from people unwilling to disclose their movements prior to testing positive or refusing to even take calls from case investigators, said Michael Huff, director of testing for the state Department of Health.
With new COVID-19 cases surging and hospitals seeing record-breaking admissions of coronavirus patients, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday called on residents to stay home, and rolled out stepped-up enforcement that could see businesses ordered to close temporarily if they don’t enforce the state’s mask mandate.
State agencies won't be demanding that out-of-state travelers provide documentation that they’ve had COVID-19 tests to comply with an order announced this week by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.