HARRISBURG, Pa (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Pennsylvania State Police and the Liquor Control Board are reminding businesses with a liquor license that they must require masks and practice social distancing as efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 continue throughout the state.
“Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts have been among the most successful in the country in slowing the spread of this dangerous virus and allowing for the cautious reopening of restaurants and other licensed liquor establishments,” said PLCB Executive Director Charlie Mooney. “Just as the PLCB requires masks for employees and customers at our Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores, licensees must remain vigilant in order to stay on the path to recovery and keep our businesses operating.”
“Our enforcement officers have found that the vast majority of licensed liquor establishments statewide are voluntarily complying with mitigation requirements, and we remain focused on education and working with licensees during this challenging time,” said Major Jeffrey Fisher, director of the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement. “However, the commonwealth remains in the midst of a public health emergency, and serious consequences are possible for businesses that fail to take the necessary steps to keep their employees and customers safe.”
On Friday, Governor Wolf reminded residents of the state that masks are mandatory when visiting any Pennsylvania business.