By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – During coronavirus compliance checks, state police issued four notices of violation and 13 warnings to Pittsburgh-area licensed liquor establishments.READ MORE: Upper St. Clair Family Starts Non-Profit Organization To Honor Son Who Died Of Kidney Disease
Liquor control enforcement officers visited 580 licensed establishments across the state Monday through Thursday to make sure coronavirus orders are being followed. They issued four notices of violation and 45 warnings.
The Pittsburgh state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement office issued four notices of violation and 13 warnings between Oct. 26-29 after visiting 183 licensed businesses.
The unannounced compliance checks make sure all customers are wearing masks when entering, exiting or moving through the restaurant or bar and that employees wear masks at all times.
They’re also checking to make sure there are 6 feet or physical barriers between customers at tables or booths as well as ensuring maximum capacity limits are posted and enforced.READ MORE: Gov. Tom Wolf Releases Plan For Pennsylvania's 121 State Parks
Police say these checks could happen anywhere in the state, but are being focused in areas experiencing higher COVID-19 transmission rates.
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Police say a notice of violation comes before an administrative citation and is meant to let establishments know what violations were found.
Bars and restaurants issued a notice of violation won’t be named since they’re under investigation. Each Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement office releases details on citations at the end of the month.
State police say violators may face administrative citation, and continued violations put an establishment’s liquor license at risk.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Public Schools Leaders Discuss Ways To Spend Federal Funding Through American Rescue Plan
If you want to complain about a licensed establishment not following coronavirus mandates, you can call 1-800-932-0602 or submit a complaint online.