Reopening Phase Orders Updated to Include 8 Additional Counties Moving to Green on June 19

first_imgTelework Must Continue Where Feasible Social RestrictionsStay at Home Order Lifted for Aggressive MitigationLarge Gatherings of More Than 25 ProhibitedMasks Are Required When Entering a BusinessIn-Person Retail Allowable, Curbside and Delivery PreferableIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities and Personal Care Services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) Remain ClosedRestaurants and Bars May Open Outdoor Dining, in Addition to Carry-Out and Delivery (effective 6/5/2020)Green PhaseAfter a county transitions to the yellow phase, we closely monitor for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for 14 days, we transition the county to the green phase.The green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay-at-home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health.While this phase facilitates a return to a “new normal,” it is equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.Work and Congregate Settings RestrictionsContinued Telework Strongly EncouragedBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety RequirementsAll Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% OccupancyChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care Restrictions in PlacePrison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual FacilitiesSchools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth GuidanceSocial RestrictionsLarge Gatherings of More Than 250 ProhibitedMasks Are Required When Entering a BusinessRestaurants and Bars Open at 50% OccupancyPersonal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment OnlyIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly EncouragedAll Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% OccupancyConstruction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of ProtocolsThe latest business guidance, including outdoor recreation guidance, can be found here.Preliminary sports guidance can be found here.Summer camp guidance can be found here.The Governor’s amended green phase order can be found here.The Secretary of Health’s amended green phase order can be found here.Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed amended green phase orders for the 8 counties moving to green at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, June 19. The counties include Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Monroe, Perry, Pike and Schuylkill.With these orders effective at 12:01 a.m., tomorrow there will be 54 counties in green and 13 counties in yellow.Gov. Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania includes details of each phase of reopening.Yellow PhaseAs regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place.The purpose of this phase is to begin to power back up the economy while keeping a close eye on the public health data to ensure the spread of disease remains contained to the greatest extent possible.Work and Congregate Setting Restrictions Businesses with In-Person Operations MustFollow Business and Building Safety OrdersChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care and Prison Restrictions in PlaceSchools may provide in-person instruction only in accordance with Department of Education guidance Reopening Phase Orders Updated to Include 8 Additional Counties Moving to Green on June 19 June 18, 2020last_img read more

Kea Trader’s Stern Partially Submerged in Cyclone Aftermath

first_imgThe split hull of Lomar Shipping’s ill-fated Kea Trader has gotten further into trouble following the passage of a cyclone near New Caledonia in the South Pacific.Based on the latest imagery released by the French High Commission in New Caledonia, the latest round of bad weather has pushed two hull pieces further apart and the stern section of the hull has been submerged deeper into the water.The commission said that the operations have resumed on the Durand Reef. According to the initial findings, there have been no signs of pollution near the wreck.“Overflights following the passage of cyclone Gita did not detect any traces of pollution,” the commission added.As informed, measures taken before the cyclone limited the cyclone’s impact on the vessel, and the hull movements were minimal.Tugs have returned to the site and helicopters are flying over the reef on a daily basis to ensure the absence of floating debris.The latest developments are being reported in anticipation of the announcement of the tender winner for the removal of broken up containership from a rock reef in the south Pacific, where it has spent the last eight months.A tender winner is expected to be named within the next few weeks, following the completion of contractual negotiations.Based on the salvage plan, the hull sections will be lifted and then removed intact from the reef to protect the marine environment.Ardent has led recovery work on the Kea Trader since its grounding last July, initially removing heavy fuel oil and other pollutants, before extracting all but 96 of the 756 containers and 26 flat-racks that were originally on board.The 2,194-TEU containership ran aground six months after its delivery from Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Haut-Commissariat de la République en Nouvelle-Calédonielast_img read more