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Recovery & Reopening

Recovery & Reopening
Below are updated mitigation efforts for the state and resources aimed at recovery and reopening for our businesses.

View financing options and other COVID-19 resources here.


View full update from Governor Wolf here.

Business, Work, School, Child Care, and Congregate Settings

  • Child care may open, complying with guidance
  • Congregate care restrictions in place
  • Prison and hospital restrictions determined by individual facilities
  • Schools subject to CDC and commonwealth guidance
  • Telework must continue unless impossible
  • Businesses with in-person operations must follow updated business and building safety requirements
  • Face coverings are required in businesses
  • All in-person businesses may operate at 75% occupancy, except where noted
  • Self-certified restaurants may open at 50% capacity for indoor dining
  • On-premises alcohol consumption prohibited unless part of a meal; cocktails-to-go and carryout beverages are allowed
  • Serving alcohol for on-site consumption must end at 11 p.m, and all alcoholic beverages must be removed from patrons by midnight
  • Personal care services (including hair salons and barbershops) open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only
  • Indoor recreation and health and wellness facilities (such as gyms and spas) open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged; fitness facilities are directed to prioritize outdoor fitness activities
  • All entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) open at 50% occupancy
  • Construction activity may return to full capacity with continued implementation of protocol

Social Restrictions

  • Gathering limits determined using maximum occupancy calculator
  • Face coverings are required to be worn indoors and outdoors if you are away from your home
  • Unnecessary travel should be limited

Event Occupancy and Gatherings

  • As Pennsylvania sees an increase in cases, the commonwealth is strengthening gathering restrictions. All large events and gatherings are now reduced until further notice. Use the maximum occupancy calculator to see the latest gathering limitations.
  • Household gatherings are also advised against when attendees include non-household members.



View the chart below for Guidance Documents by Industry. Please note that this information is not intended to be legal or medical advice.

Amusement Parks and Attractions:   Suggested Plans for Re-opening Commercial Recreational Attractions
Child Care Centers: CDC Issued Guidelines
Construction: State Issued Guidelines
General Office: AIHA Issued Best Practices
Gyms and Workout Facilities: AIHA Issued Best Practices
Hair and Nail Salons:
AIHA Issued Best Practices
AHLA Industry-Wide Hotel Cleaning Standards
Manufacturing: Industry Best Practices & OSHA Issued Guidelines
Non-Healthcare At-Home Service Providers – Repair and Maintenance: AIHA Issued Best Practices
Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Facilities: OSHA Issued Guidance
Passenger Transportation: OSHA Issued Guidance
Real Estate: State Issued Guidance
Retail Food Stores: Industry Best Practices
Retail Pharmacies: OSHA Issued Guidance
Other Retail Stores – Clothing, Sporting Goods, etc.: AIHA Issued Best Practices
Restaurants: Outdoor Dining & Green Dining Guidance, Industry Best Practices Re: Food Safety & PA Restaurant Promise and Best Practices

If you are in need of PPE equipment view the PA Chamber’s list of Companies Providing PPE and Cleaning/Disinfecting Services.


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