On May 27, Gov. Wolf released guidelines for reopening Pennsylvania's restaurants and announced that restaurants in yellow counties may offer outdoor dining. On July 15, Gov. Wolf walked-back the guidelines for the restaurant industry. On September 8, the Wolf Administration announced that restaurants may increase to 50% occupancy on September 21 but they must self-certify in order to do so.
Allegheny County Specific Information
Philadelphia Specific Information
Reopening Restaurants FAQs
What do I have to do if one of my employees tests positive for COVID-19?
The guidance you need to follow can be found here. Scroll to the "Handling Cases of COVID-19" section for the details.
What does it mean that the Pa. Legislature passed a resolution ending the Governor's Emergency Disaster Declaration?
At this time, nothing has changed. Businesses should continue following the guidance provided for the yellow and green phases of reopening and enforcement will continue for those who violate the orders of the Governor or Secretary of Health. The issue will likely go to the Pa. Supreme Court. However, Gov. Wolf outlined the consequences of ending the declaration. Importantly, ending the disaster declaration would not end any orders issued by the Secretary of Health that set guidelines for business operations. PRESS RELEASE
Once my county moves to indoor dining, does outdoor dining go away?