Counties: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango, and Warren.
Starting June 5, the following counties will move into the green phase: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.
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.
Beginning June 5, the remaining counties will move into the yellow phase.
When a county moves to the yellow phase, the stay-at-home order is lifted, and we’re allowed to be around other people — but gatherings of more than 25 people will still not be allowed (and gatherings of any kind are still discouraged). In Philadelphia, which is calling its yellow phase “Safer at home,” people will still be encouraged to minimize social contact as much as possible.
Most businesses are allowed to reopen but have to follow state guidance, to help prevent a new outbreak. For example, reopened businesses are encouraged to let people work from home as much as possible. And if a business has been operating remotely, they are supposed to continue working remotely in the yellow phase.
Childcare facilities are allowed to reopen. Retail stores are allowed to reopen but are still supposed to to focus on delivery and curbside pickup as much as possible. Day camps are allowed to operate. Schools will still be closed for in-person instruction. Restaurants and bars can reopen for outdoor dining.
But some businesses will still be closed during the yellow phase:
This category includes bowling alleys, arcades, racquetball courts and other indoor sports or training facilities, go-kart and other racing tracks, laser tag, pool halls, trampoline facilities, and indoor mini golf.
Health and wellness facilities
This category includes gyms, saunas, tattoo and piercing shops, tanning salons, spas, hair salons, nail salons, and massage parlors.
This category includes casinos, theaters, concert halls, museums, zoos, botanical gardens, race tracks, amusement parks, water parks, carnivals, and playgrounds. It also includes any kind of sports teams or clubs.
The only stores that can open are those that have their own external entrances, but the mall itself cannot. There’s an exception: Pharmacies or other health care stores in a mall are still allowed to open.
Philadelphia released its own yellow-phase guidelines, called “Safer at home”. Under these guidelines, which are more restrictive than the state guidelines, restaurants and bars will remain closed for anything but delivery and takeout.