Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today amended the existing orders on crowd limits while keeping the orders on masks and social distancing in place.
The current orders require that no more than 25 people at indoor events be allowed and no more than 250 at outdoor events. Those numbers include all players, coaches and officials.
Beginning on Friday, the amended orders will allow for occupancy limits to factor into determining the number of people permitted at indoor and outdoor events.
Based on the established occupancy limit set by the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code, venues may apply a percent of occupancy to determine how many attendees are permitted at an event or gathering.
Levine warned in a press release today that the number of cases will continue to be closely monitored and if events or gatherings appear to be the source of an outbreak, the new limits will be changed again.
The governor’s office defined events or gatherings as a temporary grouping of individuals for a defined purpose that takes place over a limited timeframe, such as festivals, concerts or shows, business meetings or conferences, parties or receptions.
Groups of people in a building every day, such as in an office, classroom or production floor are not defined as events.
Venues must continue to comply with 6-foot social distancing requirements and with wearing face coverings.
To view Wolf’s complete amended mitigation measures, go to governor.pa.gov.
The North East Athletic Director, Pat Fordyce was contacted for comment and the calls were not returned at the time of press.