By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Six restaurants in western Pennsylvania were forced to close after they were confirmed to be open for dine-in services and refusal to comply with the temporary order that prohibited in-person dining.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture released data related to COVID-19 restaurant enforcement actions between December 28, 2020, and January 3, 2021 on Tuesday. The data reflected information specific COVID-19 mitigation requirements for restaurants which include masking of employees, offering carry-out services, delivery, and curbside pickup.
It also required restaurants to prohibit dine-in services.
Between December 28, 2020, and January 3, 2021, it was found that six restaurants were ordered to close in western Pennsylvania because they were open for dine-in service.
Those restaurants were in Butler, Indiana, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s three-week temporary mitigation order expired at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4.
With the expiration of the order, restaurants may now open at 50-percent capacity for indoor dining.
The full report can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture website.