PA Restaurant and Bar Restrictions to Ease Coming June


Governor Tom Wolf announced today that he is updating his phased mitigation orders and elaborated on Green Phase guidelines he announced on May 22nd.

Starting June 5th, restaurants and bars located in Yellow counties, may start allowing outdoor dining. There are requirements and guidelines that businesses in both Yellow/Greene counties must adhere too. Besides the occupancy limits that are in place, some restrictions include:

Yellow Phase Outdoor Dining (June 5th)

  • Indoor areas, including bar areas, of restaurants and retail food service businesses must be closed to customers except for through-traffic. Non-bar seating in outdoor areas (i.e., tables or counter seats that do not line up to a bar or food service area) may be used for customer seating.
  • Customers being served must be seated at a table.
  • Prohibitions are also included. The following are not permitted:
    • Self-service food or drink options, such as buffets, salad bars, condiments, and drink stations.
    • Condiments on tables; these must be dispensed by employees upon the request of a customer.
    • Reusable menus.
    • Refilling food and beverage containers or allowing implements brought in by customers.

Green Phase Dining (May 29th)

  • Bar seating may be utilized if customers are seated and comply with physical distancing guideline of at least 6 feet or physical barriers between customers. Standing in a bar area will not be permitted.
  • A maximum of four customers that have a common relationship may sit together at the bar, while adhering to the physical distancing guidelines or barriers between other customers.

Red Phase Dining

  • Restaurants and bars will be limited to carry-out and delivery only.

To read more about the updates Gov. Wolf released go HERE.

Additional guidelines for bars and restaurants are available HERE.


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