Alcohol sales meant for in-person consumption will not be permitted in Pennsylvania on the night before Thanksgiving beginning at 5 p.m.
“To specifically address large crowds, on Nov. 25, 2020 only, all sales or dispensing of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at businesses in the retail food services industry, including bars, restaurants, and private catered events must end at 5 p.m.,” a press release notes.
The move comes as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration seeks to battle the COVID-19 crisis.
“In the past week, the number of COVID-19-attributable deaths has quadrupled, and the average daily case count is seven times higher than it was two months ago,” the press release says.