Wolf relaxes restrictions on indoor dining in Pennsylvania

Restaurants will be able to increase occupancy starting Sept. 21

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September 08, 2020 - 12:36 pm
An employee at Terra restaurant cleans an outdoor table on May 20, 2020 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

An employee at Terra restaurant cleans an outdoor table on May 20, 2020 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania restaurants will be allowed to seat more patrons inside after Gov. Tom Wolf announced he is relaxing restrictions on indoor dining. Restaurants may increase indoor occupancy from 25% to 50% of capacity starting Sept. 21. That's more than two months after the administration first reimposed pandemic restrictions on the state's beleaguered hospitality industry in response to a spike in virus infections. Wolf said at a news conference in Lancaster on Monday that the state has made sufficient progress to enable a partial lifting of restrictions on the hospitality industry. In Philadelphia, meanwhile, restaurants are now permitted to offer indoor dining for the first time in nearly six months.

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