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Play Safely In Pittsburgh

Health and safety practices are SportsPITTSBURGH’s top priority as you plan to compete in Pittsburgh.

Starting July 3 at 12:01 a.m., bars and restaurants in Allegheny County will be closed for one week. Food establishments may still offer takeout and delivery. Additionally, all activities that involve more than 25 people are cancelled.


This move brings cautious optimism and precautions which prioritize your health and safety. The Green Phase is the least restrictive phase of Governor Wolf’s plan. Businesses, restaurants, venues, attractions and more are permitted to reopen with certain limitations in place, such as reducing occupancy to 50%, enforcing social distancing guidelines and mask wearing. 

Here’s what’s open in the Green Phase: 

  • Restaurants and bars are permitted to provide take-out and delivery sales, as well as dine-in service to both indoor and outdoor seating areas, so long as they operate at 50% occupancy. Learn more about restaurant and bar guidelines at our Dine Safely page. 
  • Personal care services (including hair salons and barbershops) open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only
  • Indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities and personal care services (such as gyms and spas) open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged
  • All entertainment (such as casinos, theaters and shopping malls) open at 50% occupancy 

There are several transportation options available to help you get around Allegheny County, and most of these businesses have implemented changes. Learn more at our Ride Safely page. 

Events and Gatherings

While city and county businesses reopen, gatherings for a planned or spontaneous events of greater than 250 individuals are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, a concert, festival, fair, conference, sporting event, movie showing or theatre performance. 

Outdoor and Green Spaces

As you plan your next meeting in Pittsburgh, we remind you that our city has plenty of green space. The city’s five parks span 2,000 acres, and the county nine parks encompass more than 12,000 acres and feature more than 180 miles of multi-use trails. Whether it’s cycling, golfing, boating or kayaking – Pittsburgh has many outdoor activities which allow for social distancing.

Our goal is to help safely deliver the Pittsburgh experience you have grown to love and expect. This page will continue to evolve as more information is shared. Remember – you are welcomed here! 

  • Q. Is it safe to travel to Pittsburgh?

    The decision on when and where to travel, of course, is for you to make. But, let us share with you some information to make you more comfortable and confident when you visit our great city.

    First, your health and safety are our top priority. Along with our business partners, we continue to adhere to the health practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), such as mask wearing, frequent hand washing and maintaining distance (about six feet) from others when possible. We encourage you to follow these recommendations, too.

    Our goal is to give you the confidence to move more freely within our great city. We will continue to update this page as health and safety standards are adjusted and implemented.

  • Q. Is Pittsburgh cancelling events?

    Yes. Pittsburgh has both cancelled and postponed events.

    In the Green Phase, all gatherings are limited to fewer than 250 people. This is a precautionary measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the pandemic curve.

    The MeetPITTSBURGH staff is working closely with clients to rebook all meetings and events impacted by this order. The health and safety of Pittsburgh residents, visitors and business meeting attendees continue to be our top priority.

  • Q. What are VisitPITTSBURGH and SportsPITTSBURGH doing to prepare guests and the hospitality community for new health and safety standards?

    VisitPITTSBURGH and SportsPITTSBURGH, along with the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and our hotel and hospitality partners, are closely following the health guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Allegheny County Health Department and the City of Pittsburgh.

  • Q. Should an organization go forward with a virtual event, can it rely on MeetPITTSBURGH to assist with its needs?

    Absolutely. SportsPITTSBURGH is here to assist virtual events in the same regard as it would with an in-person event. Please reach out to Brady Inners, Sports Development Event Manager, for ideas on how best to incorporate Pittsburgh into your virtual event.

  • Q. What are hotels doing to ensure guest safety?

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

    You can read more about several hotel safety policies and practices:

    Additionally, the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association has instituted the “Pennsylvania Lodging Promise.” The Promise, open to any hotel in Pennsylvania to join, is a set of voluntary commitments a hotel operator is making to its employees and customers during the COVID-19 recovery plan. Look for the Pennsylvania Promise sign for the assurance that the hotel has committed to taking the appropriate action to protect its employees and customers, as well as our community.

  • Q. What is the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) doing to address passenger safety?

    The Allegheny County Airport Authority has launched an authority-wide initiative titled “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 will help increase confidence in air travel though enhanced protocols that outline best practices for reducing the spread of germs.

    The program includes mandating facial coverings while on airport property, practicing social distancing through guided markers in high-traffic areas, utilizing protective shields in high traffic areas, enhancing cleaning and disinfection and implementing new touchless transaction technology, among others. The program also will apply to the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

    To learn more about PIT and the coronavirus pandemic, visit the airport’s FAQ page.

    PIT also teamed up with Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Robotics to deploy a pair of autonomous floor scrubbers – essentially self-driving robots that clean floors in an ultra-efficient manner – becoming the first U.S. airport to deploy ultraviolet cleaning by robots.

  • What health and safety procedures are the David L. Lawrence Convention Center putting in place to protect event and convention attendees?

    The David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC) took immediate action in response to COVID-19. Already, the DLCC has increased signage outlining advisable precautions (i.e., frequent handwashing), regular cleaning of high touch point areas, regular cleaning and sanitizing of facility public spaces and restrooms and adding additional hand sanitizer stations in various locations throughout the facility.

    The DLCC staff is being supported by ASM Global corporate resources and its newly implemented VenueShield Environmental Hygiene Program to ensure that it is implementing operational best practices throughout its network of facilities.

    Learn more about the new operational practices the DLCC has put into place.

    The DLCC is closely monitoring the latest COVID-19 developments and will follow the orders provided/issued by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. Providing a safe environment for its clients, visitors, guests and staff is the DLCC’s top priority.

    Acting as a good neighbor, the DLCC was prepared and ready to be utilized as an alternate medical care facility for Allegheny County, but there was never a need, as the county’s infection rate remained comparatively low.

Please Note: The information shared by VisitPITTSBURGH is compiled from industry associations, state governments and medical experts. Please use this page as an information resource, not as legal recommendations for visiting Pittsburgh.