Posted by on March 15, 2021 3:58 pm

Categories: Coal Region Newswire 2 Coronavirus in Pennsylvania Coronavirus in Schuylkill County

pennsylvania eases covid restrictions

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that more COVID restrictions on businesses will be eased or lifted entirely, starting April 4.

On that date, the following goes into effect:

  • Restaurants can resume bar service. Alcohol can be served without food.
  • The midnight curfew on customers having alcoholic drinks will be lifted.
  • Indoor dining capacity will be raised to 75% (50% for those establishments that don’t complete the state’s COVID safety “self-certification” process.
  • Capacity increases to 75% go into effect for casinos, malls, theaters, gyms, and other entertainment businesses.
  • Indoor events can have a 25% maximum occupancy.
  • Outdoor events can have a 50% maximum occupancy.

That’s right. Buying a hot dog with a beer is no longer required to reduce the risk of catching the coronavirus.

Pennsylvania Easing More COVID Restrictions on April 4

Wolf said in a statement on Monday that these restrictions are easing due to a continual drop in the number of COVID cases and a rise in the number of Pennsylvanians who’ve received a vaccine against the virus.

“It’s time to allow our restaurants, bars and other service businesses to get back to more normal operations,” he says.

Despite the restrictions being lifted, the orders on social distancing and face masks are still in place.

Photo via Office of the Governor

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