Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, foreground, and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine (Source: Commonwealth of PA)

Update:

Lancaster County will be in the final group of counties to move to Pennsylvania's "yellow" phase and begin reopening their economies, Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday.

The governor said eight counties will move to "yellow" on May 29. They are Dauphin, Franklin, Huntington, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill.

The remainder, he said, will move to yellow by June 5. They include Lancaster County and others in the state's southeast region.

Meanwhile, Wolf said, 12 rural counties will shift to the "green," or most lenient phase, on May 29. That will return them to "near normalcy," the governor said, but he warned, "Some precautions will continue."

The counties turning green May 29 are Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango and Warren.

As of May 29, eight Pennsylvania counties (light yellow) will join other yellow-phase counties (dark yellow) and 17 counties will turn green. The red counties are to enter the yellow phase June 5.
As of May 29, eight Pennsylvania counties (light yellow) will join other yellow-phase counties (dark yellow) and 17 counties will turn green. The red counties are to enter the yellow phase June 5.

The governor said statistics show Pennsylvania's stay-at-home order "did exactly what it intended to do," namely save lives and reduce hospitalizations.

Pennsylvania's Covid-19 impacts are decreasing, while other states are still seeing rising infections and deaths, Wolf said.

Lancaster County Commissioner Josh Parsons speaks during a news conference at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Thursday, May 14, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)
Lancaster County Commissioner Josh Parsons speaks during a news conference at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Thursday, May 14, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Previously reported:

Pennsylvania officials will move Lancaster County to the "yellow" phase of reopening on June 5, according to county Commissioner Josh Parsons.

Parsons said Friday on social media he was informed of the plan in a call from Gov. Tom Wolf's office.

Currently, Lancaster County remains in the state's "red" phase of lockdown due to Covid-19. All three county commisisoners now say the county is ready to begin reopening.

Wolf is expected to announce at 4 p.m. which counties will move to "yellow" next.

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Tim Stuhldreher