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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.
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These businesses can now remain open:
All sectors of the natural resource and mining industry. Previously, much of this industry, like coal mining and logging, were told to close.
Dry cleaning and laundromats
Specialty food stores.
Insurance carriers, agencies, and brokerages
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.