Enjoy Downtown Safely

With Erie County entering the Green Phase of COVID-19 recovery, there are plenty of ways to safely enjoy the Downtown Erie Experience.

Our member businesses are likewise committed to adhering to the safety regulations recommended by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Erie County Health Department, and the City of Erie in order to keep their employees and customers safe and healthy. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Wearing masks when serving you
  • Rigorous cleanliness procedures
  • The use of PPE like gloves and sneeze guards
  • Contactless payment methods
  • Closely monitoring the health of their employees

The Erie Downtown Partnership's COVID-19 Relief and Recovery grant has made funds available for businesses to use for adhering to these guidelines and much more. 

Right now, bars and restaurants can open outdoor patio seating. There are several outdoor patio locations in Downtown:

Lavery Brewing Company, The Brewerie At Union Station, Calamari's Squid Row, El Amigo Mexican Grill, Jekyll & Hyde's, U Pick 6 Tap House, The Bayfront Grille, Voodoo Brewery Erie, Room 33, Habibi Restaurant, and BIG BAR. If we missed you, please let us know!!!

As Erie County moves into the Green Phase of COVID-19 recovery on Friday, June 26, there will be more relaxed restrictions. Businesses already open at 50% capacity can expand to 75% capacity. Restaurants, bars, personal care services, and indoor entertainment and recreation can reopen at 50% capacity. Everyone is still required to wear a mask when entering a business. For more information on these and other details about patronizing businesses in the Green Phase, visit Governor Tom Wolf's website.

We greatly encourage our member businesses and our Downtown Community to check out the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership's Coronavirus Business Guide. This resource contains information for small businesses and nonprofits as well as webinars, educational resources, and up-to-date information on how the pandemic and resulting regulations are affecting businesses. 

Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines and public health practices like:
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Wear a mask when visiting a business
• Use hand sanitizer
• Limit close contact with people whenever possible


Thank you for putting public health first!