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: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 5-Day Daily Average Of 5,325 New Cases
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: Kim Fields Hopes 'Adventures In Christmasing' Inspires People To Come Out Of Their Comfort Zone
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: Police Looking For Missing 51-Year-Old Kenneth Mattay, Last Seen Thursday
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.