Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers visited 589 businesses with liquor licenses last weekend and issued 11 notices of violation and 27 warnings for failing to follow COVID-19 requirements.
The State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement announced its most recent compliance checks on Tuesday from Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14.
During the weekend, one business in Harrisburg received a warning for failing to comply with COVID-19 mitigation efforts and two received notices of violation related to mitigation efforts.
In Allentown, two restaurant received warnings and two received notices of violation.
Businesses can receive either a warning or a notice of violation if they fail to require customers and employees to wear masks within the facility, provide six feet of space between parties or physical barriers and adhere to their maximum occupancy limits.
In total, the officers issued 27 warnings and 11 notices in Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Altoona, Williamsport, Punxsutawney, Erie and Allentown.
The compliance checks are unannounced and can happen anywhere in the state, the bureau wrote in a press release on Tuesday.