Pennsylvania Announces April Time Frame for Additional Restaurant and Hospitality Rules Relaxation

On March 15th, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf relaxed certain COVID-19 restrictions, including making substantial modification to some of the more  restrictive guidelines that apply to the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Effective April 4th at midnight, “self-certified” restaurants, gyms, casinos, malls and theatres in Pennsylvania will be permitted to operate at 75% capacity. Non-self-certified restaurants are required to remain at 50% capacity. The self-certification process involves agreeing to strictly comply to all public health safety guidelines and orders, including the cleaning and mitigation protocols and other operational requirements issued by the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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Maryland Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions on Bars, Restaurants, Hospitals and Other Indoor Establishments

On November 17, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced new measures in response to the recent uptick in statewide COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and ICU admissions. The governor issued an executive order imposing capacity restrictions on restaurants, bars and other indoor establishments. The Maryland Department of Health also issued a series of orders restricting visitation at hospitals and nursing homes. The statewide orders carry the force of law and violations are punishable by fines up to $5,000 and up to one year in prison.

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New Jersey Reduces Permitted Numbers for Indoor and Outside Gatherings Given Increasing COVID-19 Numbers

On November 16, 2020, Governor Murphy announced new restrictions given New Jersey’s rising COVID-19 cases. The focus for the moment is on reducing the number of people allowed to gather both indoors and outdoors. Continue reading “New Jersey Reduces Permitted Numbers for Indoor and Outside Gatherings Given Increasing COVID-19 Numbers”

New Jersey Announces Additional COVID-19-related Restrictions

New Jerseg Gov. Phil Murphy has announced new COVID-19 related restrictions due to the state’s  increasing COVID-19 infections. Bars and restaurants will be required to close all indoor service by 10 p.m. Interstate indoor organized sports will also be prohibited indefinitely.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.

COVID-19 Business Income Loss Suit Dismissed by California Court

Last week, Judge Birotte Jr. of the Central District of California dismissed a declaratory relief and bad faith action against Travelers Indemnity Company of Connecticut seeking coverage for COVID-19 business income losses. Plaintiff, a Los Angeles-based restaurant significantly impacted by COVID-19, held a policy with Travelers that it alleged provided coverage for COVID-19 losses.

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Philadelphia to Lift Indoor Dining, Theater and Movie Ban

As of September 8, 2020, Philadelphia will allow indoor dining at restaurants, with restrictions. Indoor theaters and movie theaters will also be allowed to reopen on September 8 with venues not to exceed 50% capacity, with a maximum of 25 people allowed.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.

New Jersey No Longer Permitting Indoor Dining on July 2

Earlier today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that indoor dining will no longer be permitted later this week as part of New Jersey’s Reopening Plan. Initially, indoor dining was supposed to be able to resume this week on Thursday, in time for the Fourth of July weekend. Given the rising number of cases in other States and the crowds expected this weekend for the 4th of July, the Governor has opted to slow down the reopening of indoor dining.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner  Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.