Daily Update: April 1, 2020 4 PM


  • 5,805 confirmed cases, 42,427 tested negative, Deaths 74

Cases by county in the 10-county region per Pennsylvania Department of Health
* case count last updated at 12:00 p.m. on 4/1/2020

Cases Deaths
Allegheny: 356 2
Armstrong: 5 0
Beaver: 54 2
Butler: 64 2
Fayette: 14 1
Greene: 9 0
Indiana: 6 0
Lawrence: 13 2
Washington: 35 0
Westmoreland: 72 0

State Updates

  • Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine confirmed that all 67 PA will be under stay-at-home orders effective tonight, Wednesday, April 1, at 8 pm and will continue until April 30.  Additional details include:
    • All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice and non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect.
    • All essential state services will continue.  International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.
    • The Department of Education will be providing updated guidance and resources on the continuity of education for students to schools in the coming days.
    • At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement.
    • A reminder that individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:
      • Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home
      • Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
      • Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing
      • To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business
      • To care for a family member or pet in another household
      • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities
      • Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
      • Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services
      • Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction
      • Travel required by law enforcement or court order
      • Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth
      • Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel
    • The following operations are exempt:
      • Life-sustaining business activities
      • Health care or medical services providers
      • Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banks
      • Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure Orders
      • News media
      • Law enforcement, emergency medical services personnel, firefighters
      • The federal government
      • Religious institutions
      • Individuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.
  • Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced that it would accept a controlled number of online purchase and delivery of spirits. (6 bottles per transaction)

Regional Coronavirus Update:

  • City of Pittsburgh
    • Mayor Peduto’s office to include more information, translations into six language, and other features.
  • Allegheny County
    • 356 positive cases
    • 61 hospitalizations
    • 2 deaths
    • Gender Breakdown – 51.1% Female; 48.9% Male

Federal Coronavirus Update:

Surgeon General:

  • Surgeon General Jerome Adams said he believes the federal government’s social distancing guidance will extend past the end of April.

Congressman Mike Doyle:

  • Representative Doyle will host a tele-town hall focused on resources available for Pittsburghers.  The event will be held on Thursday, April 2nd at 5:30pm. More information: house.gov/live