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Pennsylvania restricts alcohol sales for Thanksgiving

Pennsylvania bans restaurants and bars from serving alcohol after 5 p.m. the night before Thanksgiving to prevent “ large crowds ” from gathering as health officials warn ICUs may run out of space next week

  • Governor Tom Wolf announced the new measures Monday as the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Pennsylvania increases
  • In bars, restaurants and private events, the sale of alcohol for consumption on site must be stopped on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
  • The size of all indoor and outdoor events and gatherings has also been reduced
  • The number of COVID-19 deaths in Pennsylvania has quadrupled in the past week and the average daily number of cases is seven times higher than just two months ago
  • The new restrictions came after the IHME model predicted that the state would run out of ICU beds by next week

Pennsylvania will ban restaurants and bars from serving alcohol after 5 p.m. the night before Thanksgiving in an effort to keep crowds from gathering as health officials warn the state could run out of ICU beds by next month.

Governor Tom Wolf and Health Minister Dr. Rachel Levine, announced the new measures Monday, after modeling projected 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the state next month.

Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have skyrocketed in the state since last month, with Pennsylvania registering a total of 314,000 infections and 9,800 deaths.

The number of deaths in Pennsylvania has quadrupled in the past week, and the average daily number of cases is now seven times higher than two months ago.

Pennsylvania prohibits restaurants and bars from serving alcohol after 5 p.m. the night before Thanksgiving to keep crowds from gathering as cases, hospitalizations, and state deaths increase

Pennsylvania prohibits restaurants and bars from serving alcohol after 5 p.m. the night before Thanksgiving to keep crowds from gathering as cases, hospitalizations, and state deaths increase

Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have increased in the state since last month, with Pennsylvania recording a total of 314,000 infections and 9,800 deaths

Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have increased in the state since last month, with Pennsylvania recording a total of 314,000 infections and 9,800 deaths

Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have increased in the state since last month, with Pennsylvania recording a total of 314,000 infections and 9,800 deaths

The University of Washington’s Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation has predicted that Pennsylvania will run out of intensive care beds by December if that number of hospitalizations and cases continues.

Governor Tom Wolf announced the new measures Monday after the model projected 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the state next month.

Governor Tom Wolf announced the new measures Monday after the model projected 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the state next month.

Governor Tom Wolf announced the new measures Monday after the model projected 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the state next month.

The IHME’s models also project that if mitigation efforts are not adhered to, Pennsylvania could have more than 32,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the next three months. Those deaths can be cut by half if the majority of people wear masks.

“As our hospitals and healthcare system are under greater pressure, we have to redouble our efforts to protect people,” said Gov. Wolf.

If our health care system is compromised, not only COVID-19 patients will suffer. If we run out of hospital beds, or if hospital staff are overworked to the breaking point, care for every patient will suffer – including those needing emergency care for illnesses, accidents or chronic conditions unrelated to COVID-19. ‘

Under the new restrictions, bars, restaurants and private events must end the sale of alcohol for consumption on-site on Wednesdays at 5pm.

The state currently has 18 percent of the IC beds available. The University of Washington Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation predicts that Pennsylvania will run out of intensive care beds in December if that number of hospitalizations and cases continues

The state currently has 18 percent of the IC beds available. The University of Washington Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation predicts that Pennsylvania will run out of intensive care beds in December if that number of hospitalizations and cases continues

The state currently has 18 percent of the IC beds available. The University of Washington Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation predicts that Pennsylvania will run out of intensive care beds in December if that number of hospitalizations and cases continues

PROJECTED DEATH: The IHME model projects that if mitigation efforts are not followed, Pennsylvania could have nearly 400 deaths per day. Those deaths can be cut by half if the majority of people wear masks

PROJECTED DEATH: The IHME model projects that if mitigation efforts are not followed, Pennsylvania could have nearly 400 deaths per day. Those deaths can be cut by half if the majority of people wear masks

PROJECTED DEATH: The IHME model projects that if mitigation efforts are not followed, Pennsylvania could have nearly 400 deaths per day. Those deaths can be cut in half if the majority of people wear masks

PROJECTED CASES: The IHME modeling projected 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the state next month if current measures continue

PROJECTED CASES: The IHME modeling projected 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the state next month if current measures continue

PROJECTED CASES: The IHME modeling projected 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the state next month if current measures continue

The size of all indoor and outdoor events and gatherings has also been reduced. There are no events over 500 people

Telecommuting is mandatory unless impossible and online sales and street pick-up are encouraged for all purchases.

The governor and health officials are also urging all Pennsylvanians to limit unnecessary travel and hold meetings in homes for members of the same household.

“As Pennsylvanians, we have a responsibility to each other, to do what we can to protect each other and preserve the life we ​​all love in this Commonwealth,” said Gov. Wolf.

For those who refuse to do their part to protect their neighbors and communities and refuse to accept that their actions have consequences that cause pain and suffering to others, we will enforce all public health orders Dr. Levine and I have, step up. put in place.

‘We are in a very dangerous situation and we have to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 now because if we give in to the virus, we will lose a lot more Pennsylvanians. And that is unacceptable. ‘

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