Below is a link to the Governor’s Plan to reopen Pennsylvania.
In this plan, the Governor has set a metric of 50 new confirmed cases per 100,000 individuals with in the previous 14 day period in the county to begin opening our County. Westmoreland County has roughly 360,000 persons living in the county so the metric for Westmoreland to open up to have 180 new cases or less within the past 14 days. Westmoreland County has fewer than 180 new cases.
Additionally, these conditions must also exist:
- Enough testing available for individuals with symptoms and target populations such as those at high risk, health care personnel, and first responders.
- Robust case investigation and contact tracing infrastructure is in place to facilitate early identification of cluster outbreaks and to issue proper isolation and quarantine orders.
- Identification of area’s high-risk settings including correctional institutions, personal care homes, skilled nursing facilities, and other congregate care settings, and assurance that facilities have adequate safeguards in place such as staff training, employee screening, visitor procedures and screening, and adequate supplies of PPE to support continued operations.