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Limited-Time Mitigation Order, Bureau of Liquor Control, and Worker Health and Safety Order Enforcement 

Limited-Time Mitigation Order

On December 10, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced temporary COVID-19 mitigation measures. The order, ended January 4, 2021, and was enforceable through actions brought under the Disease Prevention and Control Law of 1955 and the Administrative Code of 1929.

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Department of State, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and local law enforcement enforced violations of all orders. Enforcement action by the Pennsylvania State Police is outlined below.

Limited-Time Mitigation Order | Order ended January 4, 2021
TROOP WARNING
CITATION
Current Period Total Since 12/12 Current Period Total Since 12/12
A0
1
00
B0
4
00
C0
0
00
D0
2
00
E0
0
00
F0
2
00
G0
5
00
H0
1
0
0
J0
2
00
K0
1
00
L0
5
0
0
M0
0
0
0
N0
1
00
P0
1
00
R0
1
00
TOTAL 0 26 0 0


Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement

On June 18, 2020, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) issued guidance to licensed liquor establishments permitted to resume on-premises service of alcohol in counties in the yellow and green phases of reopening. The guidance incorporated and reinforced the governor's mandates to businesses in the restaurant and food service industry.

A licensee that fails to comply with requirements mandating the wearing of masks, providing at least six feet between parties at tables, and ensuring that maximum occupancy limits are observed risks administrative citation by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement. Administrative citations, which are civil in nature, may be assessed for each violation. Penalties include a fine of up to $1,000 and possible suspension and/or revocation of the liquor license. A notice of violation precedes an administrative citation, and provides the licensee ample time to prepare a defense or make the necessary remedy. Because the investigation is ongoing, names of establishments issued a notice of violation will not be released at this time.

Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement |  January 22-24, 2021
Enforcement
Office
​TOTAL
CHECKS

WARNINGS RELATED TO
COVID-19 MITIGATION EFFORTS
NOTICE OF VIOLATION
(PENDING CITATION)
Current Period Total Since 7/1 Current Period Total Since 7/1 Current Period Total Since 7/1
1-Philadelphia70
13,204
3
184
1
33
2-Wilkes-Barre44
10,8208
174
2
97
3-Harrisburg34
3,783
0
232
4
79
4-Pittsburgh78
16,423
2
494
2
129
5-Altoona
120
7,184
1
135
0
50
6-Williamsport60
3,608
5
154
1
33
7-Punxsutawney11
3,295
6
235
2
98
8-Erie9
3,179
0
234
0
63
9-Allentown44
8,278
5
321
5
69
TOTAL 470
69,774 30
2,163 17 651


Worker Health and Safety Order

On April 19, 2020, Governor Wolf and Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order directing protections for critical workers who are employed at businesses that are authorized to maintain in-person operations during the COVID-19 disaster. 

Health & Safety Measures Enforcement | January 22-24, 2021
TROOP WARNING CITATION
Current Period Total Since 4/19 Current Period Total Since 4/19
A0
1
00
B0
1
00
C0
5
00
D0
5
00
E0
2
00
F0
2
00
G0
11
00
H0
11
00
J0
8
00
K0
3
00
L0
19
00
M0
5
00
N0000
P0
1
00
R0
2
00
T
0000
TOTAL 0 76 0 0