Mandates Taking A Toll on Cove's Restaurants
January 28, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic hit Pennsylvania restaurants on March 16 when Gov. Tom Wolf ordered restaurants in five counties to suspend in-door dining for an initial 14 days, and days later expanded the mandate to the rest of the state.
This left restaurants which were primarily dine-in establishments with only two choices: transition quickly to carry-out or close the doors.
In May, Gov. Wolf announced a three-phase threshold for reopening the state and counties who achieved the "green phase" were able to reopen restaurants with restrictions, including lowering capacity to allow for social distan...