Kortz announces Allegheny County going green

HARRISBURG, May 29 – Allegheny County will be allowed to move to the state’s green reopening designation effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 5, state Rep. Bill Kortz announced today

“This is certainly welcome news for our county and long overdue,” said Kortz, D-Allegheny. “This means that more of our businesses can begin the reopening process while still following the advice of health experts to ensure we do our part to keep this virus under control.”

Counties in the green designation must follow these restrictions:

Work-related restrictions:

  • Continued telework strongly encouraged.

  • Businesses with in-person operations must follow updated business and building safety requirements.

  • All businesses operating at 50% occupancy in the yellow phase may increase to 75% occupancy.

  • Childcare facilities may open and must comply with state guidelines.

  • Congregate care restrictions in place.

  • Prison and hospital restrictions determined by individual facilities.

  • Schools subject to CDC and state guidance.

Social restrictions:

  • Large gatherings of more than 250 persons prohibited.

  • Restaurants and bars can open at 50% occupancy.

  • Personal care services (including hair salons and barber shops) can open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only.

  • Indoor recreation, health and wellness businesses and personal care services (including gyms and spas) open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged.

  • All entertainment facilities (including casinos, theaters and shopping malls) open at 50% occupancy.

  • Construction activity may return to full capacity with continued implementation of protocols.

Kortz added that all businesses must follow CDC and state Department of Health guidance for social distancing and cleaning and that state health officials will continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as needed.

More information on the state’s reopening plan can be found at this link: https://www.governor.pa.gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania/