Pennsylvania Travel Mitigation Order Terminated and Event Capacity Increased
By: Leah K. Sell, Esq.
Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) terminated the Travel Mitigation Order effective March 1, 2021. This means that persons returning to or entering the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania no longer have to test for COVID-19 or enter into self-quarantine under the Order.
The Governor and the DOH also expanded event capacity, 15% for indoor and 20% for outdoor. Events are temporary or single occasions such as sporting programs, weddings, or concerts. They do not include regular restaurant, retail, personal care, or entertainment activities, which each remain unchanged at between 25%-75% capacity depending upon the type of business. Additionally, the Order requiring telework unless ‘impossible’ also remains in effect.
Prior to making any policy changes, businesses and employers should carefully consider all requirements and guidance. For example, the CDC still recommends testing prior to and upon return from travel, quarantine for seven days after travel, and following all mitigation protocols such as mask wearing while traveling.
If you have any questions regarding this or any other related order, please contact Leah K. Sell.
Leah Sell is an Associate with Leech Tishman, and a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor, Corporate, Cannabis and LaunchPad Practice Groups. She is based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and can be reached at 412.261.1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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