Reopening Phases

DOH encourages use of COVID Alert PA app to fight COVID-19

Wear your mask, wash your hands and keep your distance. Oh, and download the app. The PA Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging Pennsylvanians to add their smart phone to the fight against COVID-19 by downloading the free COVID Alert PA app. As cases of COVID-19 increase rapidly across the region, this is another tool that can help keep you, your family, those we serve and those who serve beside you healthy.The app relies on users opting in to tell DOH how they feel. If a user reports any symptoms of the virus the app will provide information as to what to do next. Users also can opt in to receive alerts if they have had a potential exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and will be given advice on what to do next. The app is meant to support and augment traditional methods of contact tracing critical to containing the spread of infection. For those concerned about privacy, the app does not use GPS, location services or any movement or geographical information. It does not collect, transmit or store your personal information and is completely anonymous. The app works by detecting if users are in close contact with another app user using Bluetooth Low Energy technology. More information about the app is available on the DOH website.

How to download the COVID Alert PA app

Android users

  • Download the app from the Google Play Store
  • The app runs on phones running Android 6.0 or higher

iPhone users

  • Download the app from the Apple App Store
  • The app runs on the phones that support iOS 13.5 or higher

 

DOH encourages use of COVID Alert PA app to fight COVID-19

Wear your mask, wash your hands and keep your distance. Oh, and download the app. The PA Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging Pennsylvanians to add their smart phone to the fight against COVID-19 by downloading the free COVID Alert PA app. As cases of COVID-19 increase rapidly across the region, this is another tool that can help keep you, your family, those we serve and those who serve beside you healthy.The app relies on users opting in to tell DOH how they feel. If a user reports any symptoms of the virus the app will provide information as to what to do next. Users also can opt in to receive alerts if they have had a potential exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and will be given advice on what to do next. The app is meant to support and augment traditional methods of contact tracing critical to containing the spread of infection. For those concerned about privacy, the app does not use GPS, location services or any movement or geographical information. It does not collect, transmit or store your personal information and is completely anonymous. The app works by detecting if users are in close contact with another app user using Bluetooth Low Energy technology. More information about the app is available on the DOH website.

How to download the COVID Alert PA app

Android users

  • Download the app from the Google Play Store
  • The app runs on phones running Android 6.0 or higher

iPhone users

  • Download the app from the Apple App Store
  • The app runs on the phones that support iOS 13.5 or higher

 

Pennsylvania Reopening Phases

Gov. Wolf is using a three-phase approach to reopen Pennsylvania following the coronavirus shutdown. Below is a summary of what each phase includes. For further information, visit the Governor’s website.

Red Phase

Red Phase

Work & Congregate Settings

  • Life sustaining businesses only
  • Schools (for in-person instruction) and child care facilities closed
  • Restaurants limited to takeout and delivery
  • Indoor recreation, gyms, spas and entertainment facilities closed
  • Congregate care and prison restrictions in place

Social Restrictions

  • Stay at home order in place
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people prohibited

Yellow Phase

Yellow Phase

Work & Congregate Settings

  • Business with in-person operations must follow safety guidance
  • Working remotely continue where feasible
  • Schools remain closed but child care may open
  • Restaurants limited to takeout and delivery. Beginning June 5, restaurants and retail food service businesses permitted to add dine-in service in outdoor seating areas.
  • Indoor recreation, gyms, spas and entertainment facilities closed
  • Congregate care and prison restrictions remain in place

Social Restrictions

  • Stay at home order lifted, mitigation efforts remain in place
  • Gatherings of more than 25 people prohibited

Green Phase

Green Phase

Work & Congregate Settings

  • Businesses operating at 50% occupancy in yellow phase may increase to 75%, working remotely strongly encouraged
  • Schools can open, subject to CDC and state guidance
  • Restaurants permitted to provide take-out, delivery and dine-in service in both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
  • Hair salons and barber shops open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only
  • Indoor recreation open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged
  • Entertainment such as casinos, theaters and shopping malls open at 50% occupancy
  • Prison and hospital vitiation determined by individual facilities

Social Restrictions

  • Face masks are required when leaving your home
  • Indoor gatherings of more than 25 people prohibited
  • Outdoor gatherings of more than 250 people are prohibited (churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other places of congregate worship excluded from this limitation)