Press release, public health
Governor Tom Wolf today praised the Allegheny County Health and Executive Department for the additional mitigations the county is implementing in response to significant increases in the COVID-19 case in recent days, and emphasized that the situation in Allegheny is a reminder for the entire country. Status to track the use of masks and other mitigation requirements. The majority of new cases in Allegheny County are in people ages 19-49 with an average age of 27 years.
“I commend Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen for the decision to close bars and restaurants for local alcohol sales in Allegheny County beginning June 30. This was the right move to stop the recent surge in COVID-19 cases on their way and to remind all residents and businesses that the best defense we have to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep it safe Pennsylvanians are continuing to meet the requirement to wear masks, practice social distancing, and follow safety guidelines even and especially during the green phase of reopening. We cannot be accommodating in practicing the measures we know can protect everyone from the spread of this very contagious virus.
“I hope that swift action by the county will result in swift containment and a return to a greater commitment to protect all residents, especially those most vulnerable to COVID-19, and that this action will serve as an example for the rest of counties. that the state continue to follow the mitigation efforts implemented to protect lives and livelihoods.
“Statewide mitigation efforts include the requirement to wear a mask when on business, following occupancy limits in all businesses and meetings, practicing social distancing, hand washing, and surface disinfection: these simple practices can do a big difference in protecting ourselves, our older adults, our neighbors and our communities. Even if you think you won’t get sick, you can, and you can pass the virus on to someone who may not be able to recover as easily. “