PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - In an effort to curb the rise of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County, health department director Dr. Debra Bogen has ordered that indoor dining will continue to be banned for the next two weeks.
The new order rescinds the previous order and will take affect at 12:01 on Friday, July 10.
In a statement the order, “prohibits indoor dining or alcohol consumption at bars, restaurants, or any other business establishments in Allegheny County; permits take-out and delivery and sales of food and alcohol, as well as dine-in service, in outdoor seating areas; alcohol consumption, and take-out sales of alcohol may continue subject to any limitations; events and gatherings of more than 25 persons indoors and more than 50 persons outdoors in Allegheny County are prohibited,” a release from the county explained.
Religious establishment are exempt from that order but are asked to practice social distancing and other safety measures.
The following rules apply to outdoor dining:
On Wednesday, Allegheny County reported over 200 cases for the third straight day.
While hospitalizations remain relatively low, they are slowly increasing.
Governor Tom Wolf's office was expected to make an announcement regarding mitigation efforts in surrounding counties, but his office tells KDKA Radio, no official announcement will be made Wednesday.