COVID-19 Restrictions on Businesses Slated to Ease on April 4

Last week, in response to a continued decline of COVID-19 cases throughout the Commonwealth, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that by April 4, he will lift some restrictions that were placed on Pennsylvania businesses months ago to help curb the spread of the virus.

These changes include:

  • Indoor dining capacity being raised to 75 percent for restaurants that self-certify adherence to public health guidelines under a program implemented by the Wolf administration;
  • Restaurants with bars can resume bar service, alcohol will be allowed for purchase without the purchase of food and curfews on the purchase and drinking of alcohol in the establishment will be eliminated;
  • Increasing capacity to 75 percent for other businesses – including personal services facilities, gyms and entertainment facilities (including casinos, theatres and malls);
  • Indoor events will be allowed at 25 percent of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size;
  • Outdoor events may be held at 50 percent of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size.

These changes assume establishments will continue to comply with all public health and safety guidelines, including mask-wearing and social distancing. In his announcement about the easing of restrictions, Gov. Wolf also urged Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated when they are able.

Further details can be found on the PA Chamber’s “Bringing PA Back” website.


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