By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — State police handed out four warnings and four notices of violation after visiting Pittsburgh-area establishments to make sure they’re following COVID-19 restrictions.READ MORE: Pine-Richland Head Football Coach Eric Kasperowicz And Entire Coaching Staff Will Not Return In Fall
Across the state from Friday, March 19 to Sunday, March 21, State Police Liquor Control Enforcement officers visited 330 licensed liquor establishments, issuing 24 notices of violation and 29 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 61 businesses and issued four warnings and four notices of violation.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine To Remain In Limbo While Officials Seek More Evidence
This comes after Governor Wolf announced last week that restrictions on businesses and restaurants would be loosened starting on April 4.
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: Multiple Ballot Questions Face Voters In This Year's Primary
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.