COVID-19 – Business Resources

Page last updated at 11 a.m. on 5/14/2020

Businesses/activities permitted to operate under the Yellow Phase: Effective May 8, 2020

The following may operate beginning May 8 as long as the owners/organizers strictly adhere to the guidance:

  • Campgrounds (May 1, 2020)
  • Construction (May 1, 2020)
  • Dog groomers
  • Funeral homes – no more than 25 people
  • Golf courses (May 1, 2020)
  • Life-sustaining businesses
  • Marinas (May 1, 2020)
  • Millcreek Mall:
    • stores with external entrances are permitted to operate at 50% capacity
    • someone must be monitoring at the door
    • all must wear masks
    • everyone must keep 6 feet apart
    • No interior stores are permitted to operate.
  • Real estate
  • Residential properties may be offered for short-term rental
  • Retail stores
  • School events – no more than 25 people
  • Vehicle dealerships
  • Veterinarians
  • Weddings – no more than 25 people
  • All businesses, except those excluded by the Governor’s or Secretary of Health’s Orders

The following must remain CLOSED:

    • Hair salons/barbershops (shops may open to sell retail products only)
    • Indoor entertainment – including casinos and theaters
    • Indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities, including gyms, spas, dance studios, yoga studios
    • Indoor shopping malls
    • Schools
    • Tattoo shops
    • Any business that involves close contact with customers and cannot attain social distancing
Reopen Date: TBD

Not permitted:

    • Organized sports clubs and leagues (i.e., soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, football, etc.)
Reopen Date: TBD


    • Churches – strongly recommend they follow all safety guidelines and follow the 25-person limit
    • Graduation guidance – Schools located in counties or regions in the yellow phase are limited to gatherings of no more than 25 people and must follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health guidance for social distancing. Schools must work to prevent or mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of the communities in which they reside or serve. Schools should employ remote or virtual methods whenever and wherever possible and strive to minimize opportunities for personal interaction because such interactions provide greater opportunities for the transmission of COVID-19.
    • Individual garage sales are permitted under the yellow phase, but neighborhood or block sales are not.
    • Restaurants and bars are limited to carry-out and delivery only
 Effective May 8, 2020

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