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Sixteen Businesses are Cited by the State for Breaking COVID-19 Rules

Sixteen Businesses are Cited by the State for Breaking COVID-19 Rules

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Sixteen Bars and Restaurants Broke Pandemic Restrictions

Sixteen businesses were issue violation letters by the state police liquor control enforcement bureau. However, this took place in three Pittsburgh-area counties. They broke pandemic-related mitigation rules. This took place against a backdrop of COVID-19 cases. Moreover, those cases went up across the region in November.

Sixteen Businesses Cited: Repeating Warnings Resulted in Violation Letters

Ten restaurants/bars in Allegheny County got a letter. Five in Westmoreland County got a letter. One in Washington County got a letter. In fact, they are only taking place after a business got warnings. This is according to the monthly enforcement report.

There were many establishments that got citations for COVID-19 problems.

Specific Violations Regarding COVID-19 Protocols

Moreover, Redstone Tavern and Numbers Lounge got a citation. The tavern and lounge did not require a face mask. They got in trouble for serving drinks at the bar. They serve alcohol without meals. In addition, Redstone Tavern and Numbers Lounge got a citation, too. 941 Saloon got a citation for not making people wear face masks. Also serving at the bar.

Sixteen Businesses Cited: Repeating Warnings


Ten restaurants/bars in Allegheny County got a letter. Five in Westmoreland County also did. Therefore, one in Washington County got a letter. In fact, they got one after the business got a warning. This is according to the monthly enforcement report.

Moreover, there were many establishments that got citations for COVID-19 problems.


Therefore, the county health department has been doing its own COVID-19 checks at bars. The restaurants use a special team of inspectors In Allegheny County.


The team’s reports sent to the health department’s regular staff of inspectors. This was for a re-inspection. In Allegheny County, the department could issue a consumer alert. Then shut down the offending business for a minimum of seven days.

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