By CBS3 Staff


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In April, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a color-coded plan for the state to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. In this plan he broke it down by placing each county into a phase: red, yellow and green.

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So what does each phase mean for residents?

Gov. Wolf Anticipating Philadelphia, Surrounding Suburbs Will Move To ‘Yellow’ Phase Of Reopening Plan On June 5

Red Phase

  • Only life-sustaining businesses may be open
  • Stay-at-home orders are in effect. Large gatherings are prohibited, and only “life-sustaining” travel is encouraged
  • Restaurants and bars are limited to carry-out or delivery only
  • Schools are closed for in-person instruction
  • Most child care is closed

Yellow Phase

  • Telework is encouraged to continue where possible
  • In-person retail is allowed, but curbside pickup or delivery is preferred
  • Stay-at-home orders will be lifted, but social distancing and wearing a mask are still recommended
  • Large gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited
  • Child care may reopen with guidance in place
  • Schools remain closed to in-person instruction
  • Indoor recreation and entertainment venues remain closed

Green Phase

  • Businesses may resume operations, though they must continue to follow the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines
  • Hair salons, gyms and other personal care services can open at 50% occupancy. Appointments are strongly encouraged
  • All entertainment venues can open at 50% occupancy

For more details on each phase of the state’s reopening plan, click here.

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