Governor Tom Wolf announced Monday that beginning April 4 restrictions on restaurants and businesses will be eased.
The following changes will be in effect:
- Alcohol service will be allowed without the purchase of food.
- The curfew for removing alcoholic drinks from tables will be lifted.
- Indoor dining capacity will be raised to 75% for restaurants that are self certified.
- Capacity for restaurants who do not self certify will raise to 50%.
- Capacity for gyms, casinos, theatres, and malls will increase to 75%.
Gov. Wolf said, “Our case counts continue to go down, hospitalizations are declining, and the percent positivity rate gets lower every week – all very positive signs. The number of people getting vaccinated increases daily and we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. It’s time to allow our restaurants, bars and other service businesses to get back to more normal operations.”
The governor also announced revised maximum occupancy limits for indoor events to allow for 25% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size, and maximum occupancy limits for outdoor events to allow for 50% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size. Meaning that the Phillies can welcome back 50% of fans and the Flyers and Sixers can expand to 25% capacity in the Wells Fargo Center. The city has to match the states new restrictions.
Maximum occupancy is permitted only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement.