Union Station Clubhouse
- July 16, 2020 Mandates
Effective, October 9, 2020 at 12:01 AM Regarding Gatherings
- In gatherings less than 2,000 persons:
- INDOOR capacity is limited to 20% allowed
- OUTDOOR capacity is limited to 25% allowed
- In gatherings of 2,001 to 10,000 persons:
- INDOOR capacity is limited to 15% occupancy allowed
- OUTDOOR capacity is allowed at 20% occupancy
- In gatherings of over 10,000 persons:
- INDOOR capacity limit is 10% or 3,750 people, whichever is
- OUTDOOR capacity limit is 15% or 7,500 people, whichever
Updated September 18, 2020
PA Governor Wolf announced new measures including limits on
restaurant capacity, alcohol sales and gatherings in an effort to
prevent the spread of COVID-19 due to a recent increase in cases.
restrictions went into effect on Thursday, July 16, at 12:01 a.m.:
Bars and Restaurants
Governor Tom Wolf and Health Secretary
Dr. Rachel Levine signed new orders following the recent
announcement that restaurants may increase indoor occupancy to
50 percent starting Monday, September 21. The order requires
that serving alcohol for on-site consumption must end at 11:00
PM starting on Monday, September 21 and all alcoholic
beverages must be removed from patrons by midnight. This
applies to both restaurants that do not self-certify to
increase to 50 percent and those that choose to stay at 25
percent. There is no change to the requirements for the
temporary sale of cocktails-to-go and take out alcohol sales
from bars, restaurants or hotels with a liquor license.
The recently announced self-certification
process will enable restaurants to increase indoor occupancy
to 50 percent while adhering to mitigation efforts that will
keep employees and customers safe. Starting September 21,
restaurants can begin submitting their self-certification
documents to an Open & Certified Pennsylvania database.
Restaurants that self-certify will appear in an Open &
Certified Pennsylvania searchable online database of certified
restaurants across the commonwealth and will receive Open
& Certified Pennsylvania branded materials, such as window
clings and other signage designating their certification,
which they can display for customers and employees.
All businesses in the retail food services industry, including
restaurants, wineries, breweries, private clubs, and bars, are
permitted to provide take-out and delivery sales of food, 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, as required by the order, including:
- Prohibition from conducting operations unless the facility
offers sit-down, dine-in meals or is serving take-out sales of
alcoholic beverages. All service must be at a table or booth;
bar service is prohibited.
- Alcohol only can be served for on-premises consumption when
in the same transaction as a meal.
- Take-out sales of alcohol for the purposes of off-site
consumption are permitted subject to any limitations or
restrictions imposed by Pennsylvania law.
- Non-bar seating in outdoor areas (i.e. tables or counter
seats that do not line up to a bar or food service area) may
be used for customer seating.
- Social distancing, masking, and other mitigation measures
must be employed to protect workers and patrons.
- Occupancy is limited to 25 percent of stated fire-code
maximum occupancy for indoor dining, or 25 persons for a
discrete indoor event or gathering in a restaurant. The
maximum occupancy limit includes staff.
- All nightclubs, as defined by the Clean Indoor Air Act, 35
P.S. § 637.2, are prohibited from conducting operations.
Other events and gatherings
Events and gatherings
must adhere to these gathering limitations:
- Indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 persons are
- Outdoor events and gatherings of more than 250 persons are
- The maximum occupancy limit includes staff.
- Unless not possible, all businesses are required to conduct
their operations in whole or in part remotely through
individual teleworking of their employees in the jurisdiction
or jurisdictions in which they do business.
- Where telework is not possible, employees may conduct
in-person business operations, provided that the businesses
fully comply with all substantive aspects of the business
safety order, the worker safety order, and the masking
Gyms and fitness facilities
- All gyms and fitness facilities, while permitted to continue
indoor operations, are directed to prioritize outdoor physical
fitness activities. All activities must follow masking
requirements as provided by the July 1 order, and must provide
for social distancing requirements of persons being at least 6
feet apart, as well as being limited by any limitations
related to gatherings.