Pennsylvania coal mines must shut down, governor orders

Coal miners including Consol Energy and Contura Energy must shutter their operations in Pennsylvania after the governor ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close.

The order took effect Thursday night, according to a statement from Governor Tom Wolf.

Pennsylvania is the latest state to order commercial activities to shut down as governments move to slow the spread of the coronavirus. California has taken more extreme measures, telling all residents Thursday to stay home, and New York followed suit on Friday.