Gov. Wolf Announces Major Changes To COVID-19 Restrictions In Pennsylvania
By Jason Hall
March 15, 2021
The Keystone State will now allow restaurants to resume bar service; alcohol can be purchased without food; the curfew for removing alcoholic drinks from tables will be lifted; and indoor dining capacity will be increased to 75% for restaurants that have self-certified and undergone the self-certification process effective April 4, WPXI reports.
Restaurants that have not self-certified are now allowed to raise capacity to 50%. The state of Pennsylvania is still encouraging outdoor dining, curbside pick-up and takeout options in an effort to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Restaurants are also required to continue following CDC guidelines for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic including mask-wearing and social distancing of at least 6-feet between tables.
Other businesses that are now allowed to increase capacity to 75% including gyms, casinos, theaters and malls others.
Indoor events will be increased to 25% and maximum occupancy limits for outdoor events to allow for 50% of maximum occupancy, both regardless of venue size, WPXI reports.
Earlier this month, Gov. Wolf announced his decision to lift out-of-state travel restrictions and revised mitigation orders on gatherings in Pennsylvania amid a decline in COVID-19 cases and rise in vaccinations.
The decision allowed the Pittsburgh Penguins to host limited attendance at PPG Paints Arena as part of his revised COVID-19 restrictions for the state of Pennsylvania.
The Penguins are allowed to host fans at 15% capacity, or a total attendance of 2,800, for their 20 remaining home games, according to a news release on their official website.
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