Senator Baker Issues Statement on the Termination of the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

(HARRISBURG) – Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) has issued the following statement regarding legislation passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature to end the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration.

“Today the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Resolution 106, to end Governor Wolf’s Emergency Declaration. The end to his emergency declaration is a direct result of last month’s primary election, when Pennsylvania voters came to the ballots to overwhelmingly support the ability of the legislature to end an emergency declaration after 21 days.

“While the end to the last year of limitless emergency declarations and massive restrictions is a positive step towards rebuilding and restoring our communities and economy, some responsible protections pertaining to healthcare and vulnerable individuals remain in place.

“Families, employees and employers have all been forced to weather the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lasting effects of decisions that have been made. With passage of HR106, unilateral decisions have come to an end, and moving forward we will be able to work together collaboratively to support, stabilize and strengthen our state.”


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