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Pennsylvania Restrictions

Pennsylvania Guidelines

Effective April 4, 2021, targeted restrictions on restaurants and other Pennsylvania businesses were lifted, and gathering limits were increased. Mask-wearing, social distancing and adherence to all safety orders are still imperative. Highlights of the new restrictions include:

Bars & Restaurants

  • Restaurants may resume bar service;

  • Alcohol service is permitted without the purchase of food;

  • The curfew for removing alcoholic drinks from tables has been lifted;

  • Indoor dining capacity is 75% for restaurants that are self-certified. Capacity is 50% for restaurants that do not self-certify.

  • Outdoor dining, curbside pick-up and takeout are still encouraged.

Fitness & Entertainment Facilities

The capacity for gyms and entertainment facilities (casinos, theaters, malls) is 75% occupancy.


  • Indoor Events: Maximum occupancy limits for indoor events is 25% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size.

  • Outdoor Events: Maximum occupancy limits for outdoor events is 50% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size.

  • Maximum occupancy is permitted only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement.

The following guidelines for businesses from previous Orders remain in place:

All In-person Businesses

Businesses open to the public may operate at 75% occupancy, except where noted.

Personal Care Services

Hair salons and barbershops may open at 50% occupancy, by appointment only.



Remote work must continue unless impossible.

Additional Safety Measures

Cleaning and social distancing requirements,  and other safety measures, continue to be required, including:

  • Masks are required to enter businesses (for customers and employees).

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

  • Follow general health and safety rules, including frequent hand washing for 20 seconds.

  • Telework is mandatory (unless impossible).

  • Safety measures are required for businesses, including cleaning, social distancing and masking.

  • Online sales and curbside pickup are encouraged for retail.

More Information

Guidelines for businesses open to the public


Guidelines for the restaurant industry

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 April 5, 2021.

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