Governor Tom Wolf imposed new mitigation measures for Pennsylvania as the number of COVID-19 cases rise.
The new restrictions reduce indoor dining from 50% capacity to 25%. Bar service will be prohibited and customers can only order alcohol with meals at tables. Indoor gatherings are limited to 25 persons or less and outdoor gatherings up to 250 people or less.
As of Wednesday, Pennsylvania recorded 994 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total confirmed cases statewide to 97,665.
Pennsylvania peaked in early April with nearly 2,000 new cases in a single day, and Governor Wolf said in a tweet, “If we don’t act now, medical experts are projecting that this new surge in cases could soon eclipse the peak in April.”
The new restrictions go into effect July 16 at 12:01 a.m.