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Mixed drinks to-go could be back on the menu at Pennsylvania bars and restaurants

A pair of state senators is trying to re-legalize the popular pandemic-era drinks – after an earlier attempt failed to reach the finish line.

By Sam Dunklau

Philadelphia to require proof of vaccine for indoor dining

Public Health Director Cheryl Bettigole said the city has seen its COVID-19 infection rates double in the last few weeks and hospitalizations increase about 50%.

By The Associated Press

‘A political football’: Philly bars and restaurants mourn loss of cocktails-to-go

Restaurants and bars that increasingly relied on cocktails to cover pandemic-induced budget gaps are heading back to the drawing board, or just accepting their losses.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

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What will looser restrictions mean for Pennsylvania bars and restaurants and their staff?

On Sun., April 4, Gov. Tom Wolf is loosening coronavirus-pandemic restrictions on bars and restaurants. What that will mean for server safety is just one question the industry is asking as the date approaches.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

A business owner’s guide to Pa.’s next wave of COVID-19 relief grants

The aid is targeted at businesses with fewer than 300 employees that have lost at least 25% of their sales as a result of the pandemic.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Pa. bar owners to Wolf administration: “Let us do our jobs.”

Facing the prospect of more closures and layoffs, bars and restaurants are asking the state to allow them to reopen fully.

By Sam Dunklau

Allegheny County Health Department pleads with restaurants, bars to follow regulations

“From our public health perspective [disregarding guidelines] would be a huge nightmare for us all.”
By Sarah Boden/WESA

Allegheny County bans drinking in bars in response to COVID-19 surge

“I am concerned because the rate of cases is rising rapidly, and because most of the cases do not have a known source."
By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Allegheny County’s on-site alcohol consumption halted amid coronavirus spike

The recent spike has largely been attributed to young people and involved out-of-state travel, often including night life during travel, and going to local bars and restaurants.
By The Associated Press