McCANDLESS, Allegheny County – Following the governor’s announcement of moving 23 Pennsylvania counties from the very restricted red phase to the beginning-to-open yellow phase, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today questioned why southwest counties were not included?
“Using the available data
, the counties in southwest Pennsylvania should be moving to yellow,” Turzai said. “Less than 5% of the hospital beds are COVID-19-occupied, and every county but one meets the administration’s 14-day total of COVID-19-related cases. Of those cases, in Beaver County, nearly 70% are attributable to long-term care facilities. We urge the governor to move the southwest counties to the yellow phase immediately.”
Speaker of the House Mike Turzai
Pennsylvania House of Representatives