Snyder: Greene, Fayette, Washington counties to move from yellow to green reopening designation

CARMICHAELS, May 29 – State Rep. Pam Snyder today announced that Greene, Fayette and Washington counties are among those that will move to the state’s green reopening designation, effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 5.

“It’s clear that our region has done its part to flatten the curve and practice safe behaviors, and this good news is certainly long overdue,” Snyder said. “No doubt I am extremely pleased with today’s news, because it will allow many of our businesses to resume or expand their operations and get our residents back to work and continue the recovery process.”

Counties in the green designation must follow these restrictions:

Work-related restrictions:

  • Continued telework is strongly encouraged.
  • Businesses with in-person operations must follow updated business and building safety requirements.
  • All businesses operating at 50% occupancy in the yellow phase may increase to 75% occupancy.
  • Childcare facilities may open and must comply with state guidelines.
  • Congregate care restrictions are in place.
  • Prison and hospital restrictions to be determined by individual facilities.
  • Schools subject to CDC and state guidance.

Social restrictions:

  • Large gatherings of more than 250 persons are prohibited.
  • Restaurants and bars can open at 50% occupancy.
  • Personal care services (including hair salons and barber shops) can open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only.
  • Indoor recreation, health and wellness businesses and personal care services (including gyms and spas) can open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged.
  • All entertainment facilities (including casinos, theaters and shopping malls) can open at 50% occupancy.
  • Construction activity may return to full capacity with continued implementation of protocols.

More information on the state’s reopening plan can be found at this link: