From WHYY: Pennsylvania governor orders closing ‘non-life sustaining’ business, with beer distributors making the cut


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf all “non-life-sustaining” to close in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

The  list of businesses that can stay open includes beer distributors. Alcohol beverage control officials earlier ordered the closing of state-owned wine and spirits stores. The stores are a major source of revenue for the commonwealth.

The long list notably includes residential and nonresidential building construction, as well as laundry services.

It also covers most retail, including book stores, shoe stores and furniture stores, as well as gyms and beauty salons.

Enforcement against businesses that do not close physical locations will start at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, according to a news release.

Delaware has stopped short of using the designation, although Gov. John Carney’s order was recently expanded to include health spas and gyms.

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