DHS COVID-19 PROVIDER RESOURCES // OLTL
Office of Long-Term Living Services in Counties Designated by the
Governor as Yellow Phase
Issued: May 13, 2020
On May 1, 2020, Governor Wolf announced that 24 counties from the northwest
and north-central regions of Pennsylvania would be moving from red phase to
yellow phase beginning Friday, May 8, 2020 as part of the Wolf administration’s
process to reopen PA. This marks a reduction in some restrictions on work and
social interactions. However, restrictions related to congregate care settings
remain in place.
The following counties moved from red phase to yellow phase on May 8, 2020:
Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie,
Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour,
Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren.
These counties were deemed ready to move to the yellow phase because of low
per-capita case counts, the ability to conduct contact tracing and testing, and
appropriate population density to contain community spread.
OLTL Services in Counties the Governor Declares in the Yellow Phase
Moving from the red phase to the yellow phase does not change any guidance
that has been issued by OLTL or the Community HealthChoices (CHC) managed
care organizations (MCO). All conditions outlined in the guidance noted below
continues to apply to each provider category.
Providers are encouraged to continue to monitor the Department of Health(DOH) COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date DOH guidance on COVID-19,
the Department of Human Services (DHS) COVID-19 website for the most up-todate DHS guidance on COVID-19, and Governor Wolf’s website for responding
to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
OLTL will continue to evaluate the steps necessary to address the Governor’s
plan to reopen PA and communicate updated guidance as the situation evolves.
If you have questions about the information in this ListServ email, please contact
the OLTL Provider Helpline at 1-800-932-0939.