Pennsylvania New Reopening Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars
The Wolf administration on Wednesday afternoon released more guidelines for restaurants and bars in the yellow and green phases of Covid-19 reopenings, as well as how professional sports will be able to resume in Pennsylvania.
Restaurants in the yellow phase beginning June 5 will be able to have dine-in service with outdoor seating with restrictions including customers being seated at a table. There also are a raft of other requirements, including no buffets, salad bars or condiment tables or reusable menus.
All counties in the Philadelphia region are expected to move into the yellow phase June 5. Seventeen Pennsylvania counties, primarily in the northern and western parts of the state, will enter the green phase Friday.
The green phase will allow restaurants to reopen in a limited way for indoor operations, although with a lot of restrictions for customers and staff, extensive cleaning, physical distancing, and a cap on occupancy.
“All retail foodservice businesses, including restaurants and bars located in counties designated as being in the green phase are permitted to provide take-out and delivery sales, as well as dine-in service in both indoor and outdoor seating areas, so long as they strictly adhere to the requirements of this guidance including maximum occupancy limits,” according to the Wolf administration guidance released Wednesday afternoon.