HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is setting May 8 as the target launch date for a gradual easing of some restrictions imposed because of the pandemic.
Wolf said Monday that Pennsylvania had made sufficient progress against COVID-19 to warrant a gradual reopening of the economy.
He says all 12.8 million Pennsylvanians will have to stay home at least through May 8.
But he says his stay-at-home order might then be lifted in areas of the state where the virus does not pose as great of a threat.
The governor also announced that Pennsylvania will ease some restrictions on building construction and vehicle sales.
As he spoke, protesters defied a ban on mass gatherings to stage an anti-shutdown rally at the Capitol.