HARRISBURG- Governor Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Rachel Levine signed orders Thursday that will allow restaurants who self-certify to increase indoor capacity to 50 percent starting Monday. One change from the original announcement about this plan: alcohol consumption must end at 11:00 p.m. and alcoholic beverages must be removed by patrons by midnight. Originally, the plan was to stop alcohol sales at 10:00 p.m.
The alcohol restriction applies to both restaurants that do not self-certify to increase to 50 percent and those who choose to stay at 25 percent. Starting Monday, restaurants can begin submitting their self-certification documents to the state. They have until October 5 when enforcement will begin.