On November 17, 2020, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health for Mitigation Relating to Travel issued an Order requiring that travelers entering Pennsylvania from other countries and states have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering Pennsylvania or quarantine for 14 days upon entry into Pennsylvania. This requirement also applies to Pennsylvanians who are returning home from other countries or states. If travelers chose to quarantine for 14 days over getting tested, they may temporarily leave their place of quarantine to receive testing or other necessary medical services. The Order aims to allow individuals to know their COVID-19 status and avoid bringing the virus with them into Pennsylvania – especially as we enter the holiday season.

The Order, which is a requirement (and not a recommendation) for both out-of-state visitors to Pennsylvania and to Pennsylvanians coming back from a trip to another country or state, becomes effective on Friday, November 20, 2020. The Order will be in effect until further notice.

For more information on the November 17, 2020 Order, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact a Stevens & Lee attorney.