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Gov. Wolf: Limited outdoor dining can begin in yellow counties June 5th

HARRISBURG-Governor Tom Wolf elaborated today on guidance for outdoor dining in yellow counties and dine-in service in green counties.

Yellow Phase Outdoor Dining:

Beginning June 5, restaurants and retail food service businesses located in counties designated as being in the yellow phase are permitted to add dine-in service in outdoor seating areas so long as they strictly adhere to the requirements of the guidance, including maximum occupancy limits:

-Indoor areas, including bar areas, of restaurants and retail food service businesses must be closed to customers except for through-traffic. Non-bar seating in outdoor areas (i.e., tables or counter seats that do not line up to a bar or food service area) may be used for customer seating.

Customers being served must be seated at a table.

The following are not permitted:

-Self-service food or drink options, such as buffets, salad bars, condiments, and drink stations.

-Condiments on tables; these must be dispensed by employees upon the request of a customer.

-Reusable menus.

-Refilling food and beverage containers or allowing implements brought in by customers.

Green Phase Dining:

Retail food service businesses, including restaurants, and bars located in counties designated as being in the green phase are permitted to provide take-out and delivery sales, as well as dine-in service in both indoor and outdoor seating areas, so long as they strictly adhere to the requirements of the guidance, including maximum occupancy limits:

-Bar seating may be utilized if customers are seated and comply with physical distancing guideline of at least 6 feet or physical barriers between customers. Standing in a bar area will not be permitted.

-A maximum of four customers that have a common relationship may sit together at the bar, while adhering to the physical distancing guidelines or barriers between other customers.

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