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September 11: Winter-mester Online Courses and Schedule

Gannon has created a “Winter-mester” available for students to enroll in and complete core classes online from Nov. 30 to Jan. 22.

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State of Pennsylvania and Florida Phases

PA: Yellow | FL: Phase 1

In the yellow phase (in Pa.; Phase 1 in Fla.), mitigation efforts remain in place as more of the economy begins to reopen. Restrictions are adjusted as necessary based on public health indicators.


  • Large gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited.


  • Businesses with in-person operations must follow safety orders, but working remotely must continue when feasible.
  • Personal care services, such as hair salons and barbershops, remain closed.
  • In-person retail allowed, but curbside and delivery service is preferable.

Dining and Recreation

  • Restaurants and bars remain limited to takeout and delivery only, but restaurants can open for outside dining.
  • Indoor recreation, gyms, spas and entertainment facilities (including casinos and theaters) remain closed.

Other facilities

  • Schools remain closed
  • Child care may open, complying with guidance.
  • Congregate care and prison restrictions remain in place

Once a county is in the yellow phase, it will closely be monitored for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If the risk remains low for 14 days, it will be cleared to move to the green phase.

PA: Green | FL: Phase 2

In the final phase of reopening, most remaining mitigation efforts are lifted. Businesses that remain closed in the yellow phase can reopen. However, some basic restrictions remain in place, such as limits on building capacity and large gatherings. This phase has been described as “the new normal.”


  • Gatherings of more than 250 people remain prohibited. This would include most festivals, conferences, sporting events or concerts.
  • Religious worship is exempt from restrictions, but social distancing and other mitigation methods are strongly encouraged.


  • All businesses operating at 50% occupancy in yellow phase may increase to 75%, but working remotely is still strongly encouraged.
  • Businesses with in-person operations must follow updated safety requirements.
  • Personal care services, such as hair salons and barbershops, open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only

Dining and recreation

  • Restaurants and bars open for dine-in service, but with occupancy limits and other guidelines.
  • Indoor recreation, including gyms, spas and health and wellness facilities, open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged
  • All entertainment, including casinos, theaters and shopping malls, open at 50% occupancy

Other facilities

  • Schools can reopen, subject to CDC and state guidance (though they will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year)
  • Child care may open, complying with guidance.