Consumption Of Alcohol To Be Banned At Bars And Restaurants In Allegheny County

The area now has the highest COVID-19 numbers in the state of Pennsylvania

Andrew Limberg
June 28, 2020 - 4:48 pm

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    PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has announced new restrictions around the area after two days of record-breaking COVID-19 tests.

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    Bars are going being ordered closed and restaurants will no longer be able to serve alcohol.

    Bars that serve food will continue to be able to offer dine-in services at 50 percent capacity.

    Those orders go into effect at 5 p.m. on June 30.

    “Drinking alcohol in these settings invites to congregate and the six feet we’re supposed to keep from one another disappears,” said Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen. “When people drink alcohol they tend to lose inhibition, talk louder, get closer to one another and can’t adhere to the physically distancing and mask recommendations.”