Indoor Dining, Entertainment Businesses Reopen in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, PA. — Indoor dining and entertainment establishments have been cleared to reopen in 12 counties, according to a statement from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolfe’s office on Friday, June 26. The counties include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Susquehanna, leaving only one county in the state still in the more restrictive yellow phase of reopening. Businesses in the state have reopened in recent weeks according to a phased system as the COVID-19 pandemic has gradually eased in the state.
Businesses allowed to reopen in the governor’s green phase of reopening include restaurants and bars at 50 percent capacity, childcare, indoor recreation, fitness and wellness facilities, gyms and spas. Casinos, theaters and shopping malls have also been cleared to reopen at 50 percent capacity. As of June 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported nearly 85,500 cases of COVID-19 across the state, and more than 6,600 deaths.