New COVID-19-Related Restrictions Say No More Indoor Dining, School Sports

New COVID-19-related orders issued by Gov. Tom Wolf and the state secretary of Health halt indoor dining and school sports and shut down gyms. Image via Trib Live.

As cases and deaths across Pennsylvania continue to swell, Gov. Tom Wolf and the state secretary of Health issued new orders that halt indoor dining and school sports, write Megan Guza And Teghan Simonton for the Trib Live.

The order will go into effect on Saturday and will last through 8 a.m. Monday, January 4.

“We all hoped it would not come to this,” said Wolf. “The situation we’re in right now is dire. It’s worse than it was in the spring when we first took action to flatten the curve.”

The new restrictions also limit indoor gatherings to 10 people and outdoor gatherings to 50 people. All other in-person businesses are capped at 50 percent of normal capacity.

Theaters, casinos, and other entertainment venues will have to close their doors for the duration of the order. And while indoor gyms and fitness centers have to close, outdoor classes are still allowed for as long as participants wear masks and practice physical distancing.

In addition to school sports, all other extracurricular activities are being suspended along with other youth sports. Professional and collegiate sports are allowed to continue but without spectators.

Read more about the new restrictions at the Trib Live by clicking here.

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