Erie County Going Green on June 26th
On Friday, June 26, 2020, Erie County will be moving into the green phase of Pennsylvania's reopening following the COVID-19 shutdowns. The green phase eases many restrictions in place over the past few months of yellow phase, but still maintains restrictions on businesses and social settings. Under the green phase, restrictions include as follows:
Work and Congregate Setting Restrictions
- Businesses are encouraged to continue telework when feasible
- Businesses with in-person operations must follow the state's updated business and building safety requirements, including applicable rules related to employees and customers wearing masks
- All businesses operating at 50% occupancy per the yellow phase restrictions may increase to 75% occupancy
- Indoor malls may reopen at 50% occupancy
- Child care facilities may open, subject to compliance with CDC guidance
- Gatherings of up to 250 people are now permitted
- Restaurants and bars may open at 50% occupancy
- Personal care services (i.e. hair salons and barbershops) may open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only
- Indoor recreation, health, and wellness facilities (i.e. gyms) may open at 50% occupancy
- All entertainment facilities (i.e. casinos, theatres, and shopping malls) may open at 50% occupancy
- Construction activity may return to full capacity with continued implementation of protocols
All businesses must follow CDC and DOH guidance for social distancing and cleaning.
Please contact a MacDonald Illig attorney if you have any questions regarding Erie County’s shift to the green phase and its impact on you or your business.