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Pennsylvania Restrictions

Green Phase Guidelines

During COVID-19, Pennsylvania implemented a phased approach to reopening. We have completed the Red and Yellow Phases, and we’re currently in the Green Phase of Reopening. According to COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses on the Governor’s website, current restrictions include:

General Guidelines


  • Masks are required to enter businesses.

  • Social distancing requirements are in place (stay 6 feet apart from others).

  • Follow general health and safety rules, including frequent hand washing, as required in previous phases.


All Businesses

  • All businesses can reopen.

  • Teleworking should continue, whenever possible.

  • With the exception of restaurants and bars, all businesses that were operating at 50% occupancy in the Yellow Phase may increase to 75% occupancy. To reopen in-person operations, you must follow all the worker and building safety requirements for employers. For more details, click here.


Businesses Open to the Public

There are still restrictions for reopening businesses that work with the public. For additional guidelines, click here.

Restaurants and Bars

Restaurants and bars can open indoor dining, up to 25% occupancy or up to 50% occupancy with self-certification. Additional guidance for the restaurant industry is available here.

Please note:  Restrictions outlined above as posted on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's website. Restrictions are subject to change. For the most current information, click here.

This page was last updated on October 12, 2020.

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