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PLCB: Emergency Temporary Expansions under the COVID -19 Emergency Declaration

To All Members of the Alcohol Industry in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has granted operating authority to applicants who files an applications for extension of the licensed premises if the expanded areas were granted temporary operating authority during the time the COVID-19 Emergency… Continue reading

To All Members of the Alcohol Industry in Pennsylvania

June 16, 2021 Given that the emergency declaration previously effective, which had allowed certain changes to how alcohol was sold and regulated over the last 16 months, was terminated today, this message clarifies what reverts back to pre-pandemic rules effective today. As background, on March… Continue reading

The PLCB to offer Virtual Training for RAMP

At this time, the RAMP Owner/Manager Training can be completed online (self-led) or by participating in a virtual training session facilitated by the PLCB.  Our new virtual training option is conducted live via Microsoft Teams and is comparable to our classroom training by providing an… Continue reading

Pennsylvania COVID 19 Update

As COVID-19 cases have declined and vaccination rates are climbing, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the lifting of some targeted restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, as well as increased gathering limits.Effective April 4, restaurants may resume bar service; alcohol service will be allowed without… Continue reading

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Measures Effective Jan. 1, 2021

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced additional, temporary COVID-19 protective mitigation measures in Pennsylvania.   The new, limited-time mitigation orders take effect at 12:01 a.m. on December 12, and remain in effect until 8 a.m. on January 4, 2021. In-Person Dining… Continue reading

PA LCB/Governor Wolf – November 25, 2020

As announced yesterday by Governor Wolf, all sales of alcohol for on-premises consumption must stop at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and may not resume until 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. • Such restrictions are intended to eliminate large crowds and social gatherings… Continue reading

PA Liquor Control Board 2021 License Fee Forgiveness

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approved, the forgiveness of an estimated $27.7 million in license fees in 2021 for retail licensees most impacted by the pandemic, including holders of restaurant, retail dispenser, club, catering club, and hotel licenses. Following the Governor’s request last week… Continue reading

Restaurants Increased Outdoor Occupancy Announced

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that restaurants may increase indoor occupancy to 50 percent starting September 21, 2020. To ensure that these businesses operate safely as Pennsylvania continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and to instill customers and employees with confidence knowing that they… Continue reading

Relief to Businesses That Have Continued to Sell Healthy Food Throughout the COVID-19 Emergency

On July 9, 2020 Governor Tom Wolf announced that $10 million now available for Pennsylvania businesses that have worked to maintain access to fresh, healthy food throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fresh Food Financing Initiative COVID-19 Relief Fund  funded through the CARES Act  is available… Continue reading

Guidance for Restaurants During COVID-19 (update)

Governor Wolf’s Office has updated guidance  for Restaurants Permitted to Operate During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency to Ensure the Safety and Health of Employees and the Public As much of the Commonwealth moves from the Yellow phase to the Green phase of the reopening process,… Continue reading