The orders from Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of
Health Dr. Rachel Levine include these provisions:
Retail food service businesses, including restaurants, and
bars located in counties designated as being in the green
phase are permitted to provide take-out and delivery sales, as
well as dine-in service in both indoor and outdoor seating
areas, so long as they strictly adhere to the requirements of
the guidance, including maximum occupancy limits:
Dining guidance provides businesses and employees in the restaurant and retail food service industry with specific details on operations, including following the Guidance for Businesses Permitted to Operate During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency to Ensure the Safety and Health of Employees and the Public, available here, and provisions specific to mask-wearing, table-spacing, occupancy limits, sanitation, and implementation of a COVID-19 prevention plan, among other provisions to ensure worker and customer safety.
The dining guidance also notes that restaurants and retail food service businesses located in counties designated as being in the red phase are permitted to provide take-out and delivery sales only and may not allow the service or consumption of food or beverages on the premises.
The Wolf Administration has worked with Pennsylvania’s
professional sports teams to develop guidance that allows for
competition to resume.
Professional sports, defined as any sporting event at which the participants are paid by a league or team, or at which individuals or teams receive prizes or purse, are allowed to practice or play in the yellow and green phases of reopening without on-site or venue spectators if the team (or league on behalf of the team) has developed a COVID-19 safety plan.
Such a plan must be approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and include, among other requirements, testing or screening and monitoring of all on-venue players and personnel. Also, no fans or spectators may be permitted on interior or exterior venue property. Professional sports organizations are encouraged to contact the Wolf Administration to share their reopening plans and get them approved by the Department of Health.