Readshaw: Allegheny County to transition into ‘yellow’ reopening status

PITTSBURGH, May 8 – Allegheny County is slated to transition from a red to a yellow reopening designation, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 15, state Rep. Harry Readshaw announced today.

“The data is clear that the collective sacrifices we’ve made have led us to this moment,” Readshaw said. “This announcement means that many of our small businesses can see, without question, the ability to open up and operate, so long as they follow safe operating guidelines. It also means that we’ll be able to move forward in our communities and work together in this pandemic recovery process.

“It’s important as we look toward making the final transition from yellow to green that we remain vigilant with the necessary precautions, so as to not slip backward. We must move forward as safely as possible.”

Counties in the yellow designation must follow the following restrictions.

Work-related restrictions

  • Telework must continue where allowed and feasible.
  • Businesses with in-person operations must follow business and building safety orders.
  • Childcare facilities must comply with state guidelines.
  • Congregate care and prison restrictions remain in place.
  • School buildings will remain closed to in-person instruction.


Social restrictions

  • Stay-at-home order lifted for aggressive mitigation.
  • Large gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited.
  • In-person retail is allowed, curbside and delivery preferable.
  • Indoor recreation, health and wellness businesses and personal care services (such as spas, hair and nail salons, gyms and entities that provide massage therapy) and entertainment facilities (including casinos and theaters) remain closed.
  • Restaurants and bars are limited to carry-out and delivery only.

More information on the reopening plan can be found at this link: https://www.governor.pa.gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania/.