PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s limits on crowd sizes are back in place after a federal appeals court temporarily restored them as the ruling that found them unconstitutional moves forward.
In mid-September, a federal judge in Pittsburgh ruled Wolf’s limits on crowd sizes violated the First and 14th amendments.
The Wolf administration asked for a stay so the limits could stay in place while they appealed the ruling. That was denied by the district judge.
But a Third Circuit judge has ruled the limits can stay in place while the appeal goes forward.
Wolf said that means the limit of 250 people outdoors is back in place, noting the virus is still out there and people need to stay safe when they’re together.
“I think that’s the important thing. At the same time, we’ve got to make sure we’re being reasonable and realistic about how we do things, so I’m doing everything I can, listening to folks and continue to change,” he said.
While the limit is back in place, the governor couldn’t say what that means for any events, such as high school football games planned for this weekend, saying only to “stay tuned.”