AMENDMENT TO
PROCLAMATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY
November 24, 2020
WHEREAS, on March 6, 2020, I declared a disaster emergency due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that is devastating the country, including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its citizens; and
WHEREAS, the March 6, 2020, Proclamation of Disaster Emergency was set to automatically expire by operation of law on June 4, 2020, unless further extended by my official action; and
WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated March 6, 2020, by Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (1st Amendment) on June 3, 2020, for an additional ninety days; and
WHEREAS, the June 3, 2020, Amendment to Proclamation was set to automatically expire by operation of law on September 1, 2020, unless further extended by my official action; and
WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated March 6, 2020, by Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (2nd Amendment) on August 31, 2020, for an additional ninety days; and
WHEREAS, the August 31, 2020, Amendment to Proclamation is set to automatically expire by operation of law on November 29, 2020, unless further extended by my official action; and
WHEREAS, as of November 23, 2020, 314,401 persons have tested positive or meet the requirements to be considered probable cases for COVID-19 in the Commonwealth in all 67 counties, and 9,870 persons are reported to have died from the virus; and
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be of such magnitude or severity that emergency action is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of affected citizens in Pennsylvania.
NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the provisions of section 7301(c) of the Emergency Management Services Code, 35 Pa. C.S. § 7301(c), I do hereby order and direct as follows:
1. The Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated March 6, 2020, renewed by Amendments to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated June 3, 2020, and August 31, 2020, is renewed for a period of ninety days, and shall continue to apply to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
2. All directives, authorized actions and provisions of the March 6, 2020, Proclamation of Disaster Emergency and June 3, 2020, and August 31, 2020, Amendments to Proclamation shall remain in full force and effect until either rescinded by me or terminated by law.
3. This Proclamation Amendment (3rd Amendment) shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the city of Harrisburg, on this twenty-fourth day of November two thousand twenty, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred and forty-fifth.
TOM WOLF
Governor