Skip to comments.Pa. changes coronavirus gathering limitations; what’s it mean for sports, events, and more?
Posted on 10/06/2020 8:13:14 AM PDT by lightman
Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine have changed their order related to gathering limitations in the state.
Originally, indoor events were restricted to just 25 people, while outdoor events could have up to 250. Now, however, the maximum capacity will be determined based on a venues maximum occupancy.
It breaks down like this:
Maximum Occupancy - Allowable Indoor Rate
0-2,000 people - 20% of Maximum Occupancy
2,001 - 10,000 people - 15% of Maximum Occupancy
Over 10,000 people - 10% of Maximum Occupancy up to 3,750 people
Maximum Occupancy - Allowable Outdoor Rate
0-2,000 people - 25% of Maximum Occupancy
2,001 - 10,000 people - 20% of Maximum Occupancy
Over 10,000 people - 15% of Maximum Occupancy up to 7,500 people
The new orders, which go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, will allow more people to attend everything from high school athletic events to pro sports, meetings, concerts, and more. Mask wearing, social distancing, and other coronavirus mitigation orders from the state must still be followed, and venues are encouraged to promote things like staggered arrival time and mobile ticketing, among other things. Additionally, the new orders do not change the fact that bars and restaurants can only serve alcohol in the same transaction as a prepared meal, and the caps apply to everything from wedding venues to local town halls. An FAQ sheet regarding the order can be found here.
Pennsylvanians must continue to social distance and wear masks as we prepare to fight the virus through the fall and winter, Wolf said in a news release.
Regardless of the size of an event or gathering, those things are still imperative to stopping the spread of COVID. We know everyone has sacrificed in many ways and todays announcement reflects a gradual adjustment to our lives as we learn how we can do things safely until we have a cure, or an effective vaccine is widely available.
We will closely monitor cases and outbreaks and if our case investigation and contact tracing efforts determine that events or gatherings are the source of an outbreak, we can and will dial back these new limits. Public health and safety are our first concern and will always remain as such.
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Percentage of occupancy/capacity is less arbitrary than one-size-doesn’t-fit all fixed numbers.
But there is some weird math involved in reducing capacity percentages at some break points.
Deflating the balloon slowly as he’s expected to lose his appeal to the Third Circuit.
People are more than fed up and these clowns know it. Rather than stick to their ignorant and overbearing edicts and watch their “subjects” suddenly and collectively give them the finger making them look like the fools they are they change the rules and make it look like it was their idea to do so rather than pressure they had no hope of resisting.
Yep, it may well be the surprise outcome of the election.
So in Tommie’s Trannsylvania the new math makes 2000 = 2666 2/3.
Here’s how—capacity of 2000, 20% allowed = 400
Capacity of 2666 2/3, 15% allowed = 400
Bottom line...venues with capacity of 2001-2666 2/3 get screwed.
More is less unless a whole lot more.
Wolf is clever Wolf. He issues draconian edicts, but uses a Transgender to deliver the edicts as his human shield. Disagree? Its because youre TRANSPHOBIC!
On more than one occasion,at very pricey places,we had to eat outside on a parking lot,under a tent,crammed with others eating like we were at a shack. The whole tent and mask thing was all about control. Now they show more control buy dictating who can now be served inside again and who can be outside with others. 2020 needs to flushed down the toilet. Thanks China and the DNC iceholes.
These rules make no sense to me. Random and arbitrary. Doesn’t take into account how people are seated (if at all), and for how long, or how much open space there is in the venue. Just another bout of blathering from “King” Wolf and his court jester.
This ruling is so arrogant. Its getting chilly out. Restaurants wont be able to serve outside & will fail because of Wolf. Sick of him.
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