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Mobile Alert System

The Wolf Administration announced Wednesday that it will begin using the wireless Emergency Alert System to provide the public with important updates on COVID-19 in the state.

“WEA is one more way to reach as many Pennsylvanians as we can to provide timely information on COVID-19,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “This tool is another tool in our toolkit to fight the pandemic and unite against COVID.”

The alert system is commonly used to issue Amber Alerts and severe weather warnings.

The first message was sent Wednesday afternoon and users have to option of receiving additional information about stay-at-home orders and COVID testing sites.

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