State Police issue COVID-19 mitigation violation notices to Pittsburgh area businesses

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

The State Police Bureau of Liquor Control issued two violation notices to Pittsburgh area businesses so far this week and warned five others.

On Monday and Tuesday officers visited more than 1,100 licensed liquor establishments to check to see if they are in compliance with state COVID-19 mitigation mandates.

In all, 13 notices of violations and 11 warnings were issued throughout the state.

Restaurants and bars with liquor licenses must follow these rules, among others, to remain in compliance:

Require all customers to wear masks while entering, exiting or otherwise traveling throughout the restaurant or retail food service business (face masks may be removed while seated). Further, employees are required to wear masks at all times.

Provide at least six feet between parties at tables or physical barriers between customers where booths are arranged back to back.

Ensure maximum occupancy limits for indoor and outdoor areas are posted and enforced.Violations could lead to a citation. Continued violates may also result in the loss of the establishment's liquor license.

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