Posted by on March 31, 2021 2:51 am

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schuylkill county businesses cited covid violations pennsylvania lce

A total of 10 Schuylkill County businesses were recently cited by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Enforcement for COVID violations

Many of these violations won’t even be violations after Easter but these businesses were busted in the last month or two.

Here are the businesses cited by LCE:

  • Mulligans, Shenandoah
  • Bum’s Rush Restaurant and Pub, Orwigsburg
  • The Port Bar & Grill, Port Carbon
  • The Ashland Grille, Ashland
  • Pottsville Pub, Pottsville
  • Mazloom’s, New Philadelphia
  • Roman’s Lounge and Catering, Frackville
  • McGuire’s Pub, Mahanoy City
  • Hang Loose Bar & Grille, Tamaqua
  • The Compass Rose, Frackville

The businesses were cited for a variety of COVID-related violations, like not requiring masks on customers and employees or serving alcohol without food, serving alcohol after 11 p.m. and allowing customers to consume booze on site after midnight.

COVID rules enacted by the Wolf administration prohibit businesses from serving alcohol without food. They closed bar service at restaurants and also implemented curfews for serving alcohol. A business can’t sell a drink to a customer after 11 p.m. and those drinks must be taken away from customers at midnight.

One day we’ll all look back at these rules and just shake our heads. Many of the rules and crackdowns against restaurants in the supposed fight against the coronavirus pandemic were enacted with very little or no evidence that they’d work.

Meanwhile, businesses – mostly in the hospitality industry like restaurants, bars, and hotels – are forced to keep up with these rules or face enforcement by LCE and some public ridicule by people who believe the government’s stance that these companies are, somehow more than others, responsible for COVID outbreaks or the spread of the virus.

After Easter, many of these restrictions will expire. Masks will be still required but bar service and the curfews imposed on it will go away.

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