City Announces Changes to Summer Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PITTSBURGH, PA (May 15, 2020) As the City of Pittsburgh enters a phased reopening today under the guidance of Governor Tom Wolf, the City is announcing how summertime activities will be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While many activities will be allowed, others will be canceled or postponed. All decisions follow federal and state guidelines.

“Pittsburgh residents have done a great job during these trying times staying safe and looking out for each other. The data shows the battle against this pandemic is far from over, however, and we must keep social distancing and other measures in place to win this fight, even when we’re enjoying the outdoors,” Mayor William Peduto said.

The following is a list of permitted and non-permitted activities, with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines attached when relevant.

Activities that can comply safely with social distancing guidelines will be allowed. They include:

  • Drive-in movies (by the Special Events office)
  • Farmers Markets
  • Pickup of bulk trash
  • Road closures in City parks (more information below)
  • Tennis courts (singles matches encouraged)
  • Pickle ball courts (singles matches encouraged)
  • Skate parks
  • Fields (but not for organized group sports)
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Expanded summer food program (likely to begin June 15)

Source: Welcome to the City of Pittsburgh – City Press Releases