Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has extended by 90 days the state’s COVID-19 disaster emergency proclamation, pushing some business regulations past Election Day in a state pivotal to the campaigns of both President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Wolf, a Democrat, signed the original proclamation on March 6, as coronavirus-related lockdowns were beginning nationally. The order was set to expire on Sept. 1.
Wolf’s order provides for increased support to state agencies involved in the continued response to the virus and recovery for the state during reopening.