By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – State police handed out six warnings and three notices of violation after visiting Pittsburgh-area businesses to make sure they’re following COVID-19 restrictions.READ MORE: Volunteers Sought For Days Of Service In Honor Of Tree Of Life Victims
Across the state from Friday through Sunday, State Police Liquor Control Enforcement officers visited 368 licensed liquor establishments, issuing 32 notices of violation and 40 warnings.
The unannounced compliance checks make sure businesses are following the coronavirus mitigation efforts, like mask-wearing, social distancing and limited occupancy.
Police with the Pittsburgh enforcement office visited 84 businesses and issued six warnings and three notices of violation.READ MORE: 'Sounded Like A Freight Train': Washington County Residents Say Storm Lasted Just Minutes, But Cleanup Will Go On For Days
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: Free Dental Clinic Expects Large Turnout At David L. Lawrence Convention Center
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.