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.
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.
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.