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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Pennsylvania Announces Latest COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts and Restrictions Impacting Employers

With Thanksgiving upon us, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine announced additional mitigation orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19 during the holiday season. The new orders include targeted business restrictions and a new enforcement plan that includes liability protection for businesses enforcing the Secretary of Health’s strengthened mask-wearing order. These latest orders come on the heels of Pennsylvania’s expanded travel restrictions and required use of face coverings.

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The State That Never Sleeps, Especially During a Pandemic: New York COVID-19 and Other Updates

In the midst of a second and serious wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York has been busy updating guidance, restrictions and other laws. While seemingly unrelated, each is a direct result of what we are experiencing in this new normal environment. They include travel advisories, New York Forward Phase IV regulations and amendments to the WARN Act.

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Pennsylvania Issues New Travel Restrictions and Order Expanding Use of Face Coverings; Philadelphia Mayor Announces New “Safer at Home” COVID-19 Restrictions

With COVID-19 cases increasing across the country and the holiday travel season approaching, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced two orders on November 17, 2020, requiring new travel restrictions and expanding the required use of face coverings. On November 16, 2020, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney also announced new mandatory guidelines for individuals and businesses that are arguably some of the most restrictive in the nation, harkening back to the city’s stay-at-home order from the spring.

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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 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.

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.

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As COVID-19 Cases Mount, South Florida Counties Reimpose Restrictions Before Holiday Weekend

In recent weeks, the number of daily reported cases of COVID-19 in Florida has spiked, as it has in many other states. To slow the spread of the virus, counties throughout the Sunshine State and South Florida in particular are reimposing restrictions on, among other things, access to public facilities such as beaches.

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