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Updated: Sep 4

All of Pennsylvania entered the green phase of reopening by July 3rd. As of August 17th, 2020, the following guidance and requirements are issued:

  • Masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home.

  • All Pennsylvanians should practice social distancing — not just those who are seriously ill or at high risk.

  • If you have traveled, or plan to travel, to an area where there are high amounts of COVID-19 cases, it is recommended that you stay at home for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania. If you travel to the these states, it is recommended that you quarantine for 14 days upon return.

  • Indoor Gatherings of More Than 25 Prohibited; Outdoor Gatherings of More Than 250 Prohibited

  • Restaurants and Bars Open at 25% Capacity for Indoor Dining

  • On-premises Alcohol Consumption Prohibited Unless Part of a Meal; Cocktails-to-go and Carryout Beverages are Allowed

  • Personal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment Only

  • Indoor Recreation and Health and Wellness Facilities (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly Encouraged; Fitness Facilities Are Directed to Prioritize Outdoor Fitness Activities

  • All Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% Occupancy

  • Construction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of Protocols

  • Telework Must Continue Where Feasible

  • Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety Requirements

  • All Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% Occupancy, Except Where Noted for Bars and Restaurants

  • Masks Are Required in Businesses

  • Child Care May Open Complying with Guidance

  • Congregate Care Restrictions in Place

  • Prison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual Facilities

  • Schools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth Guidance


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