Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a stay-at-home order for seven counties in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19, according to a statement from his office.
The counties include Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.
The order takes effect at 8 p.m. ET on Monday and will continue until at least April 6, the statement said.
Individuals will only be permitted to leave their homes for essential activities, such as seeking medical care and getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, according to the statement.
A number of operations are exempt from the order, including health care services, news media, law enforcement, and religious institutions, Wolf said.