Petrarca: Westmoreland, Armstrong and Indiana counties to move from yellow to green reopening status

VANDERGRIFT, May 29 – Westmoreland, Armstrong and Indiana will be moving to the state’s green reopening phase, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 5, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced today.

“Our collective efforts have clearly worked in reducing the spread of the virus and flattening the curve, and this is certainly welcome news,” said Petrarca. “I am confident that as more of our businesses begin the process of resuming and expanding their operations, they will continue to follow appropriate safety and health guidelines to get our residents back to work and help our region move forward in the recovery process.”

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 CDD 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.

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