What’s allowed to be open in Pennsylvania during the green phase?

Here’s what's allowed and what’s not as counties reopen.
Updated July 2, 2020

Pennsylvania has come out of the restrictive shutdown put in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic, and has been in a phased reopening for weeks now, with most of the commonwealth in the least restrictive green phase.

As of July 3, all counties have moved into the “green phase” when businesses are allowed to reopen, though with some rules.

Philly is now in a modified green phase, going a little slower than other counties before it’s all the way green. In Philly, the first week of the green phase looks a little different: with some additional restrictions in place until August 1.

We’ve broken down what’s allowed where you are. Here’s what you need to know.

READ MORE: How Pennsyvlania decides when counties can enter the yellow, green phases

Here’s a map of which phase each county is currently in:

We’ve gone through the guidance to find out what’s allowed in each phase. Scroll down to the appropriate section based on which phase your county is in.

If you have questions, ask us or read through our frequently asked coronavirus questions. We will continue to update this page as restrictions change.

Green Phase

Counties: All

What’s allowed: Under the green phase, all businesses will be allowed to open, but with restrictions, and working remotely is strongly encouraged. Some businesses will be allowed to reopen but only at 50% capacity, including restaurants, barbershops, gyms and entertainment venues. And they still have to follow CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines. Those guidelines will probably change as officials learn more about what’s needed to keep people safe.

Gatherings of more than 250 people will still be prohibited.

Additionally, face masks are now mandatory in all public spaces in Pennsylvania, as ordered by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Philly’s green phase doesn’t loosen all restrictions: As of July 3, malls, libraries, museums, hair salons, private swim clubs, and outdoor parts of the Philadelphia Zoo can open, but some businesses won’t be allowed to open until August 1, including gyms, and indoor restaurants.

READ MORE: Here’s a full rundown of what’s allowed to open in Philly right now