Bars That Violate COVID-19 Restrictions Could Be Shut Down

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Up until now, authorities have resorted to warnings to businesses including bars and restaurants that violated COVID-19 restrictions. That is about to change.

Both the state of Pennsylvania and Allegheny County are publicized web forms that can be used by the general public when violations are spotted.

It’s the newest version of “see something, say something.”

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald tells KDKA Radio those businesses will be investigated and could be shut down.

“We’ve got just a few bad actors that really put this whole region, our economy, our health, our lives at risk,” said Fitzgerald.

A large number of complaints have come from bars in Oakland and on the South Side. 

The forms can be accessed thru the state or County Health Department websites.

Contact information is required on both forms.

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