Wolf Orders Restaurants/Bars in Select Counties to Close Dine-In Services

To help stop the spread of coronavirus, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all bars/restaurants in specific counties to close their dine-in facilities effective Monday. His administration will reevaluate the situation at the end of two weeks and to decide if continued mitigation is needed.

Counties affected:

  • Allegheny
  • Bucks
  • Chester
  • Delaware
  • Montgomery
“Ensuring the health and safety of Pennsylvanians is the highest priority as the state grapples with a growing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, and as the virus continues to spread, it is in the best interest of the public to encourage social distancing by closing restaurants and bars temporarily,” Gov. Wolf said. “I understand that this is disruptive to businesses as well as patrons who just want to enjoy themselves, but in the best interest of individuals and families in the mitigation counties, we must take this step.”
“Social distancing is essential as more Pennsylvanians are testing positive for COVID-19,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “By taking these steps now, we can protect public health and slow the spread of this virus.”

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