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UPDATED: A full list of which Pa. businesses must close, which are ‘life-sustaining’ under new coronavirus shutdown order

An updated guide to what's considered a "life-sustaining" business under Gov. Tom Wolf's expanded shutdown order.

The governor has issued a mandatory shutdown order of many businesses in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The governor has issued a mandatory shutdown order of many businesses in response to the coronavirus outbreak.Read moreJESSICA GRIFFIN / Staff Photographer

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HARRISBURG — The Wolf administration on Friday released a new list of “life-sustaining” businesses that may continue physical operations.

The governor issued a mandatory shutdown order in response to the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday. The first list of businesses directed to close was criticized by some industry leaders and lawmakers as overly broad and unfair.

Enforcement of the order, which could impact up to 3 million workers, will begin Saturday.

» READ MORE: New Jersey orders most businesses to close

These businesses can now remain open:

  1. All sectors of the natural resource and mining industry. Previously, much of this industry, like coal mining and logging, were told to close.

  2. Dry cleaning and laundromats

  3. Specialty food stores.

  4. Insurance carriers, agencies, and brokerages

  5. Accounting and tax preparation services

The construction industry’s required closure remained unchanged, and daycares must also remain closed. Civic and social organizations are also now required to close.

Here is a full list of which Pennsylvania businesses are affected:

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Inquirer staff writer Ellie Rushing contributed.