Governor Amends Gathering Limits Orders, Affecting School Events (October 11, 2020)

Governor Tom Wolf and PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have amended existing COVID-19 orders to allow for adjusted capacity to gathering limits while keeping in place mitigation tools that include wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.
As of Friday, October 9th, amended orders now allow for venue occupancy limits to play a bigger role in determining the number of people permitted both inside and outside of events or gatherings.

The amended orders define an event or gathering as a temporary grouping of individuals for defined purposes that takes place over a limited time frame. This would pertain to school sports and other similar school-sponsored events. The order also clarifies that groups of people who share a space within a building in the ordinary course of operations, such as in a classroom, office building, or similar regularly occurring operation of a business or organization, are not considered events or gatherings.

To view the governor’s amended order that contains the maximum occupancy allowable rates for indoor and outdoor events, click here.
To view an updated FAQs on the PA Health Department website, which contains questions specific to schools and school sports, click here .