Stories tagged: "Restaurants"

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Wolf: Restaurants, Gyms, Other Venues Can Reopen Jan. 4

The governor on Wednesday confirmed the easing of restrictions, saying the mitigation efforts seem to have kept the state from having a Christmas surge on top of its Thanksgiving surge.

Managers Yllka Murati, left, and Cynthia Branche organize takeout orders at the Penrose Diner, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in South Philadelphia, just before the city ordered a halt to indoor dining. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Judge Rejects Restaurants’ Challenge of Indoor Dining Ban

The judge ruled that Gov. Tom Wolf's order to halt indoor dining was “sufficiently tethered to the stated public-health objectives.”

In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, people have dinner in greenhouses used for outdoor dining amid the coronavirus pandemic at North Park Lounge in McCandless, Allegheny County. An increasing number of governors and mayors are imposing restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving for fear that holiday travel and family gatherings will only worsen the record-breaking, coast-to-coast resurgence of the coronavirus. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
Pennsylvania’s Restaurants Still Need Help to Survive Pandemic. Nothing Is Coming.

Approximately 63% of Pennsylvania restaurant owners said they could be forced to close if they don't get help in the next few months.

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Screenshot)
Wolf to Legislature: Help Our Struggling Restaurants Now

Restaurants "should not be forced to bear the financial burden of [the pandemic] on their own," Gov. Tom Wolf said.

Construction workers Jacob Mooney, center, Corey Bowman, left, and Jason Mooney, right, look over menus at the "Original Oyster House," before ordering fish sandwiches during this year's "1-4-3 Day," Friday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2020, in Pittsburgh. In 2019, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf declared May 23, 2019, the first "1-4-3 Day," as a day of kindness in honor of Public Broadcasting Service's Fred Rogers, the host of children's program "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Rogers, a Pennsylvania native who died in 2003, used 143 as his special code for "I Love You," based on the number of letters in each word. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill to Let Restaurants Operate at Full Capacity

“This bill represents another meaningless attempt to change a necessary tool for fighting the pandemic,” Gov. Tom Wolf wrote in his veto message.

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Bars and Restaurants Push Back on New Coronavirus Restrictions as Virus Cases Surge

Gov. Tom Wolf cited rising infection rates in some hot spots when he imposed a new round of restrictions on bars and restaurants two weeks ago.