The following statement has been issued by H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr., court administrator, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts:

I have been asked about the impact of the Governor’s “stay at home” order on existing child custody orders and the travel necessary to effectuate them in affected counties.  The Governor’s Office of General Counsel has confirmed to me that the Governor’s order does not prohibit such travel.  (In counties not subject to the stay-at-home order, there is likewise no barrier to such travel and the continued enforcement of custody orders.)  While you and your fellow judges have discretion to modify custody orders in light of changing circumstances, nothing in the Governor’s order requires that you do so.