By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – State police handed out seven warnings and three notices of violation after visiting Pittsburgh-area businesses to make sure they’re following COVID-19 restrictions.READ MORE: Police: Brackenridge Homeowner Finds Man At Kitchen Table Eating Ice Cream On Thanksgiving Day
Across the state from Monday through Thursday, State Police Liquor Control Enforcement officers visited 1,026 establishments, issuing 15 notices of violation and 24 warnings.
The unannounced compliance checks make sure businesses are following the coronavirus mitigation efforts, like mask-wearing, social distancing and limited occupancy.READ MORE: West Virginia Opens 2022 College Football Season At Pitt
Police with the Pittsburgh enforcement office visited 142 businesses and issued seven warnings and three 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: Deadline Approaches For Allegheny County Employees To Prove Vaccination Or Face Termination
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.