Monday, March 15, 2021

Wolf Administration Eases More Restrictions on Pennsylvania Businesses, Restaurants, and Venues

On Monday, the Wolf Administration announced that more restrictions that were place on Pennsylvania business/restaurants/venues will be eased as of April 4th, 2021.

Those amended restrictions include:
  • Restaurants may resume bar service
  • alcohol service will be allowed without the purchase of food
  • the curfew for removing alcoholic drinks from tables will be lifted
  • indoor dining capacity will be raised to 75 percent for those restaurants that are currently self-certified
  • Outdoor dining, curbside pick-up and takeout are still encouraged.
  • Requirements such as mask-wearing, and social distancing, including 6 feet between diners, also still apply.
  • Capacity for other businesses also will be increased effective April 4, including moving personal services facilities, gyms and entertainment facilities (casinos, theatres, malls) to 75 percent occupancy.
  • revised maximum occupancy limits for indoor events to allow for 25% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size, and maximum occupancy limits for outdoor events to allow for 50% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size. Maximum occupancy is permitted only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement.
In a statement, Governor Tom Wolf said “Pennsylvanians have stepped up and done their part of help curb the spread of COVID-19.  Our case counts continue to go down, hospitalizations are declining, and the percent positivity rate gets lower every week – all very positive signs. The number of people getting vaccinated increases daily and we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. It’s time to allow our restaurants, bars and other service businesses to get back to more normal operations.”