HARRISBURG/PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Based on state leaders, the “yellow part” permits elements of the financial system to open whereas conserving a detailed eye on public well being.
This isn’t a return to our regular lives.
“Residents ought to be conscious that yellow nonetheless means warning. Each contact between 2 individuals is a brand new hyperlink within the chain of potential transmission,” Governor Tom Wolf stated.
One of many greatest adjustments is that retail shops will probably be allowed to open their doorways for the primary time in weeks.
However state leaders choose that clients nonetheless use curbside and supply choices if attainable.
“If in case you have the selection, go to fewer shops to restrict the variety of staff you contact,” Gov. Wolf stated.
Based on the governor, telework should proceed the place out there. If a enterprise should proceed with in-person operations, it should comply with enterprise and constructing security orders like limiting occupancy to 50 p.c, set up shields and obstacles at money registers and have clients put on masks.
“And we’ll reimpose restrictions as hazard arises,” Governor Wolf stated if areas begin to overwhelm their healthcare methods.
Some companies will nonetheless be compelled to remain closed. That features well being and wellness, leisure venues, and indoor recreation. We’re speaking about salons, spas, casinos, gyms, and bowling alleys.
Indoor malls are to stay closed. The exceptions are for shops with exterior doorways in addition to pharmacies and healthcare tenants. Eating places are nonetheless to do carryout or supply solely.
“You at all times placing your deposit in each week and now we haven’t completed that for eight weeks and you continue to have your payments coming in,” Mirrors Hair Salon Lisa Knechtel stated.
They’ve been closed since March 17. She has had the enterprise for nearly 40 years and hopes they will open their workplace again up.
She understands why they don’t seem to be a part of the yellow part, however it’s been a irritating time as she has needed to sit round and never work.
“We’re additionally being held hostage of our enterprise,” Knechtel stated over the cellphone.
As for social limitations, you might be to have gatherings of lower than 25 individuals.
To see in additional element about what companies are closed, here are some answers from the governor’s office.