Governor Wolf: New Rules for Bars, Dining, Indoor & Outdoor Gathering

HARRISBURG – More of Pennsylvania is opening up beginning Easter Sunday as COVID-19 cases continue declining with vaccination rates rising. Governor Tom Wolf announced Monday the following changes go into effect effective April 4:

  • Restaurants may resume bar service; alcohol service will be allowed without purchasing food and the alcohol curfew will be lifted. Indoor dining capacity will also be raised to 75% for those restaurants currently self-certified. Restaurants not self-certified may raise capacity to 50%. Outdoor dining, curbside pickup and takeout are still encouraged, however, along with masking and social distancing.
  • Capacity for other businesses, including personal service facilities such as gyms and entertainment facilities such as casinos, theatres and malls, to 75%.
  • Maximum occupancy for indoor events will be increased to 25% regardless of venue size and maximum occupancy for outdoor events will allowed up to 50% – so long as social distancing is followed.

The governor also reiterated mask-wearing, social distancing and business adherence to all safety orders is still imperative.

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