York County will move to yellow May 22

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced on May 15 that he will move York County to the yellow phase of recovery, beginning Friday, May 22.

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This is a step toward reopening York County’s economy amid the COVID‐19 crisis. But this step along the way is not the final destination. 

“York County has made significant strides forward in combating this deadly virus,” said York County President Commissioner Julie Wheeler. “We are appreciative of the hard work and sacrifice by York countians. Together with our community’s business and non‐profit leaders, government officials, and all of York County, we look forward to reopening in a safe and effective manner.”

What this phase of recovery means:

  • Stay at Home order lifted
  • Large gatherings of more than 25 prohibited
  • All businesses reopening must follow social distancing and additional guidelines
  • Retail (in‐person) permitted, curbside and delivery preferable
  • Restaurants and bars limited to carry‐out and delivery only
  • Child Care open complying with guidance
  • Telework must continue where feasible
  • Congregate Care and prison restrictions in place
  • Schools remain closed for in‐person instruction
  • Indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities and personal care services remain closed
  • Gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities providing massage therapy remain closed
  • Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) remain closed

More guidance on reopening is available at and This positive step is due to partners and residents in our community who have worked tirelessly to prepare for recovery. “We are very grateful for the support of the York County Economic Alliance and their collaboration on the Task Force, and all they are doing to support our economy,” Wheeler said. “The YoCo Strong Recovery Task Force was formed three weeks ago in anticipation of moving into recovery and is making considerable progress in ensuring preparations for our future.”

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