Restrictions and Differences Under PA's Green Phase
A quick guide to what Friday's move to the Green phase means for Erie County
After eight weeks in a Yellow-Phased limbo, Erie County residents eagerly anticipate June 26's move to the Green Phase. While neighboring counties have been slowly opening up with attempts at a "new normal," Erie County remained in the Yellow Phase due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in late May and early June.
Now, after months of waiting, Erie County joins 11 other Pennsylvania counties in the move to the least-restrictive phase of Gov. Tom Wolf's recovery plan. So, what does this mean?
Work & Congregate Setting Restrictions
- Like during the Yellow Phase, individuals are encouraged to work remotely if possible
- In-person businesses are still to follow updated Business and Building Safety requirements
- Childcare should continue to comply with Yellow Phase guidance
- Prison and hospital restrictions are now determined by individual facilities
- Schools can continue in-person instruction and are subject to CDC guidance
- Cap for large gatherings has increased from 25 to 250 individuals
- Masks will continue to be required when entering a business
- Restaurants and bars may host dine-in patrons with 50% occupancy. Read full guidelines.
- Personal care services, indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities, and entertainment (hair salons, barbershops, spas, gyms, theaters, malls, casinos, etc.) can now open and operate at 50% occupancy. Appointments are required for personal care services and strongly encouraged for indoor recreation and health and wellness facilities
- Construction may now return to full capacity with continued implementation of protocols
For more information on the Green Phase, visit governor.pa.gov.