GREEN REOPENING: What To Expect In Western PA's Green Reopening Phase


Sixteen more counties including Allegheny County are going to the green phase of the state's reopening plan this week, among them every western Pennsylvania county except for Beaver, Gov. Wolf announced.

Even though restrictions will be relaxed, thing aren't exactly going to return to the life we knew before COVID-19:

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

Can you finally get a haircut?

Yes. But salons and barber shops must operate by appointment only.

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Can you finally go the the gym or spa?

Yes, but reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Can you go to your local bar?

Yes, but you must observe social distancing and stay at least six feet from anyone else seated at the bar. Standing at the bar won't be permitted. And four customers with a common relationship will be allowed to sit together.

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Can you have a meal in a restaurant?

Yes. Restaurants can reopen their interiors to diners but must keep tables at least six feet apart.

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Can you see your favorite band at PPG Paints Arena or S&T Music Park?

No. any gathering for a planned or spontaneous event of more than 250 people is prohibited. That includes concerts, festivals, fairs, conferences, sporting events, movies and theatrical performances.

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Can you go to a Pirates game at PNC Park?

No. While professional sports can resume while observing mandated guidelines, fans will not be permitted into venues.

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Can you resume going to a church, synagogue, temple or mosque?

Yes, but places of congregate worship are strongly encouraged to enforce social distancing and requiring masks.

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Can you visit a friend or relative in the hospital?

Yes.

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Can you visit a family member in a nursing home?

Not immediately. Because of the critical importance of limiting COVID-19 exposure in nursing homes, visitation restrictions initially will remain in place.

Source: The Patch (photo courtesy of getty images)