Pittsburgh-area bars, restaurants shut down again after spike in COVID-19 cases


The shutdown is for one week and includes Rivers Casino


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ALLEGHENY CO., Pa. (WKBN) – As the COVID-19 numbers spike across the U.S., new recommendations are being suggested to stop the spread of the virus, including in the Pittsburgh area.

Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh, ordered all activities that have 25 or more people to be canceled, according to KDKA. This closing is for one week and includes Rivers Casino, restaurants and bars.

The order starts at midnight.

Allegheny County reported 233 more people testing positive for the coronavirus Thursday, KDKA reports.

The Pennsylvania Health Department is also recommending a 14-day quarantine for anyone who travels to 15 states with a high number of COVID-19 cases. Right now, it’s just a suggestion and not mandatory.

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