Governor Tom Wolf has announced today that the time-limited mitigation orders that were put in place in Pennsylvania on December 12 will be lifted on Monday, January 4 as planned.
“Our mitigation efforts over the past several weeks are working, and I thank everyone who abided by the restrictions put in place to protect us,” Gov. Wolf said. “Every time we make a small decision to avoid risk – or take steps to make our actions a little bit less risky – we are helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. At this time, my intention is to allow the time-limited mitigation orders that went into effect on December 12 to expire as planned on January 4.”
For the hospitality industry, that means that:
- Self-certified restaurants may open at 50% capacity for indoor dining; Restaurants that have not self-certified are at 25% capacity for indoor dining,
- On-premises alcohol consumption is prohibited unless part of a meal; cocktails-to-go and carryout beverages are allowed
- Serving alcohol for on-site consumption must end at 11:00 p.m., and all alcoholic beverages must be removed from patrons by midnight
Additionally, entertainment centers, including museums, casinos and theaters can open at 50% occupancy. Masks will continue to be required in all businesses.
The temporary restrictions will be lifted at 8:00 a.m. on Monday.
Visit here to see the full list of current restrictions.