Butler County, Pennsylvania is one of the 13 counties that will move from the RED to YELLOW phase reopening on Friday, May 15, 2020.
Butler County D.A. said he will NOT prosecute businesses that reopen – see WPXI update below
Pennsylvania Details: governor.pa.gov/plan-for-pennsylvania/
The Butler County District Attorney told Channel 11′s Amy Marcinkiewicz he will not prosecute any business that opens up to make a living, whether that’s today, tomorrow or next Friday.
DA Richard Goldinger wants people to use common sense and maintain social distancing but said he believes the orders to keep businesses closed are violations of constitutional rights.
Hair salons and dog groomers are just two examples of businesses Channel 11 has profiled over the past month that are extremely worried about being unable to open until the state goes into the “green phase,” and could open without prosecution according to Goldinger. However, these are businesses that require state licenses and we don’t yet know how that may play out in the future.
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