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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.”
Occupancy limits for indoor events allow for 25% of maximum occupancy, while occupancy limits for outdoor events allow for 50% of maximum occupancy; both are regardless of venue size.
Core public health measures such as face covering (mask-wearing), social distancing and hand hygiene still must be enforced at both indoor and outdoor events. Timed entry, multiple entry and exit points and multiple restrooms also are encouraged. Additionally, the maximum occupancies are permitted only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement.
Updated April 4, 2021
Occupancy levels at entertainment venues, museums and attractions are limited to no more than 75%. Timed ticketing is in place at most museums and attractions. Visitors are encouraged to check individual business' websites for their COVID-19 protocols.
Learn More: More than 40 of Pittsburgh’s regional museum and cultural institutions have tirelessly worked together to safely welcome back visitors. The Welcome Back Guide covers everything you need to know before your next visit, like common on-site guidelines, practices to keep you and your family safe and more!
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.
Indoor and outdoor dining is permitted at 75% occupancy, pending the successful completion of Pennsylvania’s self-certification process. Restaurants are permitted to offer bar service, and alcohol can be served without the purchase of food.
Learn More: Pennsylvania Restaurant Promise, a set of voluntary commitments a restaurant is making to its employees and customers during the COVID-19 recover period
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.
Learn More: DLCC is getting back to business
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!