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Breaking: City of Pittsburgh bans gatherings of more than 50 people

By March 15, 2020 No Comments

Pittsburgh Corona VirusBy Charlie Deitch
Pittsburgh Current Editor

Moments ago, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto ordered a ban on all gatherings of more than 50 people.

Last week, Peduto issued an executive order issuing several mandates due to take place tomorrow, including the banning of gatherings of more than 250 people.

According to a press release:

The City of Pittsburgh, following protocols announced this evening by the Centers for Disease Control, is now prohibiting all public gatherings of 50 or more people, to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

On Friday the City announced all events of 250 people or more would be prohibited starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow. That ban is now expanded to require the cancellation of all gatherings of 50 or more people in the city. 

This evening the Allegheny County Health Department has additionally called for a voluntary 14-day closure of all non-essential businesses in the County, starting tomorrow, March 16. More information can be found here at the Health Department website. 

More information on these and other COVID-19 matters will be updated when necessary. 


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