Even more restaurants in Pennsylvania have now been ordered to close for not following Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 enforcement orders, which are seen as some of the strictest in the nation. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 24 restaurants received closure notices following recent inspections.
Enforcement specifically targets the governor’s 50% indoor capacity rule, and mandated use of masks by employees. The state says restaurants that continue to defy the closing orders will be referred to the Pennsylvania Department of Health for further legal action. Among the restaurants targeted by the drastic crackdown, are Bella Italia Restaurant in Altoona.