The counties will shift into the "green" phase on May 29, according to Wolf.
Wolf announced the first batch of counties moving to “green," the least restrictive phase of his reopening plan including Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango and Warren counties.
Northumberland and Union counties are not among the list going into the final phase of reopening.
According to data provided daily by the state Department of Health, Montour County has had just two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since April 16 and no deaths.
Snyder County had its first two cases since April 28 confirmed on Friday. .
Northumberland County has had 155 total cases since the state began tracking data, while Union County has seen 61.
Over the past two weeks, Northumberland County has had 36 new cases and Union County has had 21 new cases. .
In deciding which counties to move to yellow, the state used risk-based metrics from Carnegie Mellon University combined with contact tracing and testing capability and a sustained reduction in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
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