On August 19, Governor Tom Wolf signed his 11th renewal of PA's Opioid Disaster Declaration, which was first enacted in January 2018. The declaration allows for a number of initiatives and resources to help mitigate the opioid crisis and assist those suffering from opioid use disorder. In a press release issued by the governor's office, Wolf stressed that fighting the opioid crisis remains crucial during COVID-19.
“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commonwealth’s Opioid Command Center continues its work to fight another health crisis – the opioid epidemic,” Gov. Wolf said.
Click here to read the entire press release and learn what Pennsylvania is doing to address the opioid crisis through efforts that focus on prevention, rescue and treatment.