As designated by Governor Wolf, the green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay-at- home and library closure orders to allow the commonwealth to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health.
While this phase will facilitate a return to a "new normal," it will be equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.
Green Phase for Public Libraries – Work and Congregate Setting Restrictions
When a county moves from the yellow phase to green (as designated by the commonwealth), library boards in consultation with their library director will determine when to advance to the green phase (as staffing levels and supplies allow). Additional guidance may be issued by the commonwealth as conditions warrant.
1. Continued telework strongly encouraged.
2. Follow DOH's business safety measures and building safety measures.
3. Enforce all requirements for in-person services during the yellow phase, except:
3.1. Provide in-person services at 75% occupancy. Enforce social distancing requirements (which may limit occupancy below the 75% maximum capacity).
3.2. Prohibit gatherings for planned or spontaneous events of greater than 250 individuals, such as concerts, fairs, festivals, conferences, sporting events, movie showings, theater performances, etc.
4. Must follow CDC and DOH Guidelines as they are amended.
Additional guidance may be issued by the commonwealth as conditions warrant.