By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – State police handed out 11 warnings and five notices of violation after visiting Pittsburgh-area businesses to make sure they’re following COVID-19 restrictions.READ MORE: Allegheny Co. Council To Vote On Paid Sick Leave Bill
Across the state from Monday through Thursday, State Police Liquor Control Enforcement officers visited 903 establishments, issuing 11 notices of violation and 31 warnings.
The unannounced compliance checks make sure businesses are following the coronavirus mitigation efforts, like mask-wearing, social distancing and limited occupancy.READ MORE: 'Good Eat$ Downtown' Campaign Begins, Aimed At Bringing Business Back To Downtown Restaurants
Police with the Pittsburgh enforcement office visited 181 businesses and issued 11 warnings and five notices of violation.
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.
A notice of violation comes before an administrative citation, police say, and is meant to let establishments know what violations were found. State police say violators may face an administrative citation, and continued violations put an establishment’s liquor license at risk.MORE NEWS: Man Linked To 3 Ohio Homicides Dies After Detroit Shooting
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.