Troopers issue 27 warnings to non-life-sustaining businesses on first day of enforcement

Monday, March 23rd was the first day Pennsylvania State Police were enforcing Governor Wolf’s closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania due to the Coronavirus. Pennsylvania State Troopers issued 27 warnings to non-compliant businesses on the initial say. In the combined area of Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Philadelphia only one warning was issued.

“As expected, we found the overwhelming majority of people and businesses across the commonwealth are voluntarily complying with the order and doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. “This process is two phased beginning with warnings to gain voluntary compliance, followed by enforcement as necessary.”

The list of what is classified as a life-sustaining business and which aren’t can be found here.

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