PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As restrictions begin to lift in the Delaware Valley, some reopenings have been halted or modified due to the recent spike of COVID-19 cases seen nationwide. It may start to get a bit confusing what you can and can’t do as you cross state lines, so here’s a break down of what is currently allowed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware:
- Masks are mandatory inside businesses and outdoors in crowded areas.
- The Health Department recommends people not travel from Philadelphia to high-instance areas. Anyone returning to Philadelphia from these states should self-quarantine for 14 days.
- Indoor is scheduled to reopen at 25% capacity on Sept. 8. Outdoor dining has resumed.
- Gyms reopened July 20 with restrictions in place.
- Museums, libraries, indoor shopping and casinos reopened on July 3. Guests at casinos must wear masks, six-feet distance, and no food, drink or smoking will be allowed indoors.
- Swim clubs are open.
- Spraygrounds and camps at recreation centers have reopened.
- Hair salons and other personal care services can open at 50% occupancy. Appointments are strongly encouraged.
- Child care facilities are open.
- Philadelphia School District has begun virtual learning for the fall semester. Here’s the district’s current plan.
- All large, public events are canceled through February 2021, including the Broad Street Run, the Philadelphia Marathon, the Thanksgiving Day parade and the Mummers Parade.
In surrounding suburbs including, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh and Montgomery Counties:
- 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 and indoor shopping can open at 50% occupancy.
- Gatherings of up to 250 people are permitted
- Masks are mandatory while indoors and outdoors if social distancing cannot be ensured.
- A travel advisory is currently in place. Anyone traveling to or returning to New Jersey from these states with increasing COVID-19 rates are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
- Indoor dining has resumed at 25% capacity with social distancing guidelines in place. Outdoor dining is also allowed.
- Retail shops and malls are open to indoor shopping. Shoppers and employees have to wear face masks and shops are limited to 50% capacity.
- Museums, aquariums, some indoor recreation facilities, and libraries reopened at a 25% capacity on July 2. Outdoor amusement and water parks also reopened on July 2 at 50% capacity.
- Indoor entertainment venues, including performing arts centers, concert venues, and nightclubs remain closed. Movie theaters can reopen with strict guidelines.
- Gyms and fitness centers reopened on Sept. 1 at 25% capacity. Masks are required.
- Hair and nail salons, spas, tanning salons and tattoo parlors are open.
- Casinos are allowed to reopen on July 2. However, beverage services, including alcohol, along with smoking in casinos is temporarily banned.
- In-person summer school and school graduation ceremonies are allowed to resume. They are capped at 500 people and are required to be outside.
- NJ Transit is operating at a full weekday schedule.
- Beaches are open, beachgoers must social distance. Cape May County officials are requesting masks to be worn in public in all public spaces, including boardwalks.
- Child care facilities are open.
The state is currently in phase 2 of reopening.
- Retail stores, indoor malls, restaurants, hair salons and other personal care businesses are permitted to open at 60% capacity.
- Parks and recreation facilities including any public or private park and any outdoor recreational facility such as a zoo, miniature golf course, outdoor tennis facility or batting cage can open with modifications to ensure visitors can maintain social distancing at all times.
- Performing Arts, museums, galleries, libraries, historical attractions and arts education institutions can reopen at 60% capacity and in accordance to CDC guidelines.
- Houses of Worship are permitted to operate at 60% capacity.
- Gyms are permitted to open at 30% capacity.
- Child care facilities are open but officials encourage families who can keep their children home to continue to do so.
- Sporting facilities and venues and indoor children’s play areas remain closed.
- Water parks remain closed unless they can create a facility-specific plan that explains how they will maintain social distancing between individuals who are not from the same household, how they will require the use of face coverings in their facilities, and how they will regularly clean surfaces.
- Buildings used for commercial, industrial or other enterprises, including but not limited to facilities for warehousing, manufacturing, commercial offices, airports, universities, colleges, and residential buildings can reopen in accordance with CDC guidelines.
- In Rehoboth Beach, everyone over the age of 12 must wear a face-covering in public. That includes all commercial buildings, sidewalks, the boardwalk and the beach. Those in the water are not required to wear a face covering.
- In Bethany Beach, a town ordinance requires everyone 12 years old and up to wear a face covering on the boardwalk and in the commercial downtown area, regardless of physical distance from others. Violators could be fined up to $100.
- For more on Stage 2 of reopening in Delaware, click here.