Health & Safety Practices

Mask Guidance 

In accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated individuals may resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or physically distancing except where required by law, rule and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. A masking requirement is still in place for unvaccinated individuals. 

All individuals are still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs, such as airports and stations. In addition, all individuals still need to follow guidance at local businesses. 

Learn More: CDC's mask guidance informationPennsylvania's mask guidance information

Events and Gatherings

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania defines events and gatherings as “a temporary grouping of individuals for defined purposes that takes place over a limited timeframe, such as hours or days, including fairs, festivals, concerts or shows and groups that occur within larger, more permanent businesses, such as shows or performances within amusement parks, individual showings of movies, business meetings or conferences, or each party or reception within a multi-room venue.” 

Many attractions, venues, restaurants and more are operating under a timed-entry ticket system. Visitors are encouraged to visit an individual business’ website to learn more about its operational guidelines.

Entertainment Venues, Museums and Attractions

Many entertainment venues, museums, stadiums, arenas and attractions continue to implement a timed-entry ticket system. Additionally, several require masks for indoor activities, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors are encouraged to visit an individual business’ website to learn more about its operational guidelines. 

Know Before You Go: All Cultural District organizations require proof of vaccination for any indoor performance. Additionally, attendees are required to wear masks. Venues implementing these requirements include: Arcade Comedy Theater, August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Benedum Center, Byham Theater, Greer Cabaret Theater, Harris Theater, Heinz Hall, Liberty Magic, O’Reilly Theater and 937 Theatre. These policies are set to run at least through March 31, 2022. 


Many hotels have implemented new health and safety standards, such as contactless check-ins, upgrading the sanitation process with electrostatic sprayers with ultraviolet light and hospital-grade disinfectants, prominent placement of hand sanitizer and more.

Learn More: Pennsylvania Lodging Promise, a set of voluntary commitments a hotel is making to its employees and customers during the COVID-19 recover period.

Restaurants and Bars

While indoor and outdoor dining is permitted at 100% capacity, several restaurants and bars are operating under adjusted hours. Visitors are encouraged to visit an individual business’ website to learn more. 

Learn More: Pennsylvania Restaurant Promise, a set of voluntary commitments a restaurant is making to its employees and customers during the COVID-19 recovery period. 

Food Services

Safe Service Allegheny is a safe space created by service industry, event and food & beverage professionals. Its mission is to provide food & beverage businesses, staff and customers with a reliable community committed to safety and resources to operate safely and successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn More: Local businesses that have taken the Safe Service Allegheny promise.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC)

The Center has implemented the VenueShield Environment Hygiene Program. VenueShield was created by ASM Global, the world’s largest venue management & services company. 

Learn More: DLCC is getting back to business

Pittsburgh International Airport

The Allegheny County Airport Authority is operating under its authority-wide initiative, PIT Safe Travels. The initiative, in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boosts health and safety measures already in place throughout the facilities and includes enhanced protocols that outline best practices for reducing the spread of germs.

PIT, in partnership with TACKL Health, is now offering COVID-19 testing for public health and peace of mind. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and rapid tests will be administered in TACKL Health’s clinic in Concourse A across from A2.

Read More: PIT's frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic response.


Many local transportation companies have made updates to their offerings, helping you easily navigate our neighborhoods and townships. Remember your mask for that next ride!

Keeping Downtown Clean

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s (PDP) Clean Team has increased its cleaning and sanitization of high-touch points and public spaces in Downtown while also acting as a friendly presence throughout the neighborhood. 

Learn More: PDP’s Clean & Outreach Teams 


VisitPITTSBURGH strives to maintain updated health and safety information which we can provide to clients directly and through our website. All health and safety information provided by VisitPITTSBURGH is based on the regulations, recommendations and guidelines made available to the general public by the relevant federal, state and local governmental entities. VisitPITTSBURGH shares that health and safety information solely for informational purposes. 

Event Organizer agrees and accepts that VisitPITTSBURGH makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to any transmitted health and safety information, including any representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of the information. 

Event Organizer is responsible for ensuring that it understands all applicable federal, state and local regulations or recommendations with respect to holding any event in the Pittsburgh region.