As sports make their return to Erie County, PA, safety remains our top priority. We are committed to ensuring that our partner sporting events follow PA and Erie County guidelines for safety, so that we can all continue to play. The Erie Sports Commission is here to ensure that everyone involved in your events feels comfortable competing, and that proper precautions are taken as we return to play.
Guidelines for sporting events in Pennsylvania:
- All sports are permitted to conduct in-person activities, including school, recreational, amateur and professional leagues and teams. All events, including tournaments and sporting events, must take precautions, follow CDC guidelines and comply with the maximum capacity limitations for events set forth by Governor Tom Wolf.
- Masks are mandatory in Pennsylvania. Masks are required to be worn indoors and outdoors anytime you are away from your home. This order applies to anyone participating in sport activities, including athletes unless exempted in Section 3 of the Order (football and swimming are exempt). (updated Nov. 23, 2020)
- Occupancy limitations for events in PA are based on a percentage of maximum occupancy (updated April 4, 2021). Gathering limitations include all individuals present at the event, including staff. The below gathering limits are permissible only if attendees can maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more.
Indoor Events: 25% of Maximum Occupancy
Outdoor Events: 50% of Maximum Occupancy
For FAQ regarding event gatherings, click here.
Safe and Clean Facilities
Erie’s facilities have taken proper precautions to clean and sanitize while closed, and are implementing necessary precautions to ensure your athletes are playing it safe. Premiere facilities will continue to enforce social distancing at all properties with an increased focus on sanitation and reducing congestion. Individual safety plans vary by facility and can be provided by request.
Open and Welcoming Hotels
Hotels in Erie are open and ready to welcome you safely! Enhanced cleaning has been implemented in Erie's hotels, and measures have been taken to ensure social distancing and contactless experiences where possible. Available hotel amenities will vary by property, and capacity at pools, whirlpools and fitness centers may be limited. Please call your hotel prior to arrival to find out service changes.
Dining at a Distance
Erie's local eateries, breweries and wineries are open for business and ready to give you a taste of our region! Pennsylvania restaurants are open for indoor dining at 75% capacity, and many are offering unique outdoor dining options or curbside pickup!
Experience Erie Safely
Fresh air, open spaces and miles of waterfront are what Erie is known for! Many of Erie's retailers are open to foot traffic at a reduced capacity, so that you can shop safely, and our attractions are open for visitors with safety plans in place so that you can enjoy a trip without worry.