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Business Closures

On Thursday evening, Governor Tom Wolf ordered that all businesses that are not life-sustaining must close across the state. Enforcement will begin this weekend. 

His administration provided a thorough list of what businesses can stay open and which need to close here: link  

If your business is one that the Governor has ordered closed but you would like to seek a waiver, reach out with this email address:   

For questions on whether your business may fall into a category on that list, reach out to the Administration here: 

Distancing, Isolation and Quarantine    

Quarantine vs isolationWe’ve heard those words thrown around almost interchangeably in the past few weeks, and I want to make sure that you know the difference between them as we move forward. 

Social distancing should be practiced by everyone, whether or not exposed to the virus. The broad set of measures includes avoiding handshakes, crowds, staying at least six feet away from people, and most importantly, staying home if you’re sick. 

Isolation comes after a diagnosis of Covid 19. It is for those who are already sick and serves to keep infected individuals away from healthy people in order to stop the spread of the virus. 

Quarantines are put on groups and communities to separate and restrict the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. 

I got this information on the #StopTheSpread page on and they have more resources there that are very helpful.    

Telephone Townhall – Tuesday, March 24   

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., I will hold a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Coronavirus. I'll will be joined by Arvind Venkat, MD, FACEP, President, Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians.

To listen live on your phone, computer or tablet: 

To sign up from your phone, text SENCOSTA to 833-898-5483. 

Telephone Townhall

COVID-19My office is still working    

If you are having trouble with the PUC, DHS or any other state agency during this time, please call my office. My staff is still working. 

You can reach us at 412-241-6690 

For more information and updates, please visit

When to seek treatment 

If you’re having flu-like symptoms and aren’t sure what to do, check out this helpful grpahic from the Department of Health.  

When to seek treatment 

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