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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – This Easter Sunday marks a milestone on Pennsylvania’s road to recovery from COVID-19.
On Sunday, the state meeting limit for restaurants and businesses will rise to 75 percent. A local doctor says an opening is necessary, but there could be a big spike if people aren’t careful.
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“I’m not sure if the easing of restrictions needs reconsideration, but it does need to be done carefully and carefully,” said Dr. Jennifer Preiss, General Practitioner for the Allegheny Health Network.
On Sundays, alcoholic drinks no longer have to be bought on the side with a meal, and bar service can also be resumed.
“The most important thing is that the team members are back to work. We had a huge drinks department. Few of them are back. However, since we can bring our entire team back, we’re excited about it, ”said Bud Green, Deputy General Manager at Rivers Casino.
The casino’s event center is hardly fully booked. While the gaming floor is still busy, it’s nowhere near what it used to be. And a new restaurant that opened in January was waiting for customers.
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“The guest can go to any of the bars on the property without having to buy food and can actually sit at a bar,” said Green.
Six feet of social distancing will continue to exist, some areas will still have restricted access, and masks will still need to be worn. Dr. Preiss said these rules must continue to apply to every company to avoid spikes in certain cases.
“I think if we open things up too quickly and give patients and people false hope that everything will be exactly as it was before COVID, I think that is wrong because I think we will see a spike. Said Dr. Price.
And if it comes to a peak, the doctor fears we’ll be back where we started.
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“Is it better to open up and withdraw, or is it better to think a little more thoughtfully about how we open things?” Said Dr. Price.