The online self-certification form for COVID compliant businesses is now open on the Pennsylvania COVID website.
Restaurants can now show customers and workers they are protecting their health, safety, and economy by completing the new self-certification form. The online form requires restaurants to confirm they are complying with all CDC and state public health guidance and safety requirements.
There is no cost to participate. Enrolling in the program is voluntary, and participating restaurants receive:
- Permission to increase indoor dining from 25% to 50% occupancy as of 9/21
- A listing on the searchable public Open & Certified Pennsylvania Business Directory
- Free Open & Certified Pennsylvania signs for your physical location, website, and social media
- Timely updates, reminders, and alerts for new business guidance and resources
Self-certifying will not lead to any additional inspections. If you have a COVID-19 related violation you will first get warnings and education, rather than fines or other penalties.