Snyder: Greene, Fayette, Washington among counties to begin reopening process

CARMICHAELS, May 8 – Today state Rep. Pam Snyder announced that Greene, Fayette and Washington counties are among those allowed to segue from a red to a yellow reopening designation, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 15.

“I’m pleased the governor listened to my concerns about not being included in last week’s announcement and took a close look at our region. With today’s announcement, this means that many businesses which were previously closed or whose operations were significantly limited will now be able to reopen, provided they follow the health and social distancing guidelines,” Snyder said. “The last thing we want to do is to go back to red, so it’s vital that each one of us follows the necessary precautions to protect each other as we continue to move forward toward the green designation.” 

Counties in the yellow designation must follow these restrictions:

Work-related restrictions:
 Telework must continue where allowed and feasible.
 Businesses with in-person operations must follow business and building safety orders.
 Childcare facilities open must comply with state guidelines.
 Congregate care and prison restrictions remain in place.
 Schools will remain closed for in-person instruction.

Social restrictions
 Stay-at-home order lifted for aggressive mitigation.
 Large gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited.
 In-person retail is allowed, curbside and delivery preferable.
 Indoor recreation, health and wellness businesses and personal care services (such as spas, hair and nail salons, gyms and entities that provide massage therapy) and entertainment facilities (including casinos and theaters) remain closed.
 Restaurants and bars are limited to carry-out and delivery only.

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