• Where can I find this state’s “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order?
  • Does the state’s order provide any specific exemptions concerning aviation activities?    No  
  • Is there any interpretive guidance available concerning aviation activities?  No
  • Who can I contact to request clarification or additional guidance?
If the answer remains unclear, businesses may email the Department of Community and EconomicDevelopment (DCED) for further assistance at the following email account: Inquirieswill be answered as promptly as possible.

Additional notes: 
All individuals residing in Pennsylvania must STAY AT HOME except for certain essential activities and work to provide life-sustaining business and government services.
Individuals may leave their residence ONLY to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:
Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing.
  • What other resources should I consult before deciding to fly? Check with local governments (counties, cities, etc.) for any additional restrictions.
Additional recommendations:
  • Pilots are reminded to carefully check all NOTAMs before flight and be alert for ATC service reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Pilots should also contact the Airport Manager prior to departure/arrival to confirm availability of services. 
  • AOPA cannot provide legal advice or legal opinions on State restrictions.  Members are encouraged to contact the AOPA Pilot Information Center at (800) USA-AOPA for the names of AOPA Legal Services Plan Panel Attorneys licensed to practice in your state.   
  • AOPA recommends following all guidance provided by the CDC and state and local officials.   Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 impacts to General Aviation at this AOPA web page

Posted by AOPA Announcements on Apr 23, 2020 8:44 AM EDT