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Posted on: May 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Stay-at-home order to be lifted May 15 in Allegheny County and South Fayette

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Allegheny County, including South Fayette Township, can begin to cautiously loosen some COVID-19 restrictions starting Fri. May 15.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that Allegheny County, and a dozen other western counties, will move to the “yellow phase” of the state’s gradual reopening process.

The yellow phase lifts the stay-at-home order and allows the limited reopening of businesses, while continuing to limit social gatherings, maintain social distance, wear masks, practice cleanliness and maintain other precautions.

In addition to Allegheny, the counties include Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.

Pennsylvania counties remaining in the more restrictive “red phase” could remain under the stay-at-home order until June 4.

In general, yellow phase guidelines include:

Work & Group Restrictions

  • Remote working must continue where possible
  • Businesses with in-person operations must follow business and building safety orders
  • Child care open, complying with guidance
  • Congregate care and prison restrictions in place
  • Schools remain closed for in-person instruction

Social Restrictions

  • Stay-at-home order lifted
  • Large gatherings of more than 25 prohibited; no organized sports
  • In-person retail allowable, with curbside and delivery preferable
  • Indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities and personal care services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all entertainment (such as casinos, theaters), remain closed
  • Restaurants and bars limited to carry-out and delivery only

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