Wolf shuts bars on Thanksgiving eve to fight COVID-19 spread

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November 24, 2020 - 5:28 am
A sign along the sidewalk in an area lined with bars and restaurants in the Wicker Park neighborhood encourages people to stay home on November 11, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Last call for Pennsylvania bars will be at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve to cut COVID-19 transmission during what is normally a night of heavy public drinking. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement Monday and imposed new crowd size limits of 500 indoors and 2,500 outdoors. He says there will be heightened enforcement of mask wearing requirements and other infection control tools. Wolf said he isn't closing schools statewide but is directing schools in most counties to either sign onto aggressive mitigation measures or make all learning remote and cease all extracurricular activities.

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