Allegheny County Lifts Coronavirus Orders
The Allegheny County Health Department announced Thursday its stricter COVID-19 orders have been lifted, effective immediately. Instead, Allegheny County will abide by the limitations set by the state – which were less restrictive in terms of gathering limits. The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s orders related to mask-wearing, mandatory telework, worker safety, building safety and hospital safety all remain in place. Officials said business occupancy restrictions “applicable to personal care service, indoor recreation and health and wellness facilities, entertainment venues, and bars and restaurants are also in effect.” The previous gathering limits in Allegheny County – indoors of 25 or less people and outdoors of 100 – are being lifted in favor of the state guidelines, which allow for 250 people outside.