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COVID-19 disaster declaration ends in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – The COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration in Pennsylvania has effectively ended.

On Thursday, the PA State Senate approved House Resolution 106 by a vote of 30-20. It was previously passed by the House of Representatives.

The resolution does not need Governor Wolf’s signature to go into effect.

It ends the COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration that went into effect in March 2020 that was later extended multiple times. It ends the governor’s current ability to temporarily shut down businesses, limit occupancies, or issue stay-at-home orders under that declaration.

At the same time, the House and Senate approved the extension of pandemic-related waivers that are viewed as crucial for getting through the recovery portions of COVID-19 for the economy.