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Businesses/activities operating under the Green Phase: Effective June 26, 2020
  • Continued telework is strongly encouraged where possible.
  • Businesses that operated at 50% occupancy in the yellow phase may increase the maximum
    occupancy to 75% in the green phase.
  • Restrictions at congregate care facilities, such as long-term care facilities and nursing homes, will
    remain in place at least 28 days after Erie County enters the green phase.
  • Restaurants, bars, health and wellness facilities, and personal care services will be allowed to open at
    50% capacity with reservations or appointments strongly encouraged.
  • Barbershops and hair salons may open by appointment only.
  • Personal care services should screen each customer before performing the care service by asking
    them if they have any of the following symptoms: shortness of breath, a sore throat, a cough, or loss of
    taste or smell. People who are not feeling well should cancel their appointment to avoid putting the
    personal care employees at risk.
  • All entertainment venues, such as casinos, theaters and shopping malls, can open at 50% occupancy.
  • Recreational and amateur sports are permitted to conduct in-person activities, including games and
    practices, as long as they adhere to the guidance released by the state.
  • Events and large gatherings are limited to no more than 250 people at a time. An event or gathering, as
    defined by the state, is a temporary grouping of individuals for defined purposes that takes place over a
    limited timeframe, such as hours or days. Some examples include fairs, festivals, concerts or shows.

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