Local News Update 3/20/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 3/20 local headlines:

Governor Wolf has ordered the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses statewide.

Republicans have responded to Wolf’s order saying he has set off a panic and they will study to see if the Governor has the right to make such a demand.

The State Department of Health officials say there are nearly 200 cases of coronavirus across the state.

Pennsylvania’s prescription drug assistance program for seniors is taking steps to ensure they’re able to get their medications during the coronavirus pandemic.

State Education officials are cancelling all statewide student assessment tests planned for the term.

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say they are re-opening all service plazas today.

The Allegheny Township Municipal building is now off limits to the public.

The State Supreme Court has announced that all Pennsylvania courts including County and magisterial courts are closed to the public.

License to carry firearms permits are no longer available the Blair County Sheriff’s office.

Amtran will offer free rides on all fixed route buses beginning today.

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