Appeals court allows Pennsylvania to restrict crowd size again

Written by on October 2, 2020

Appeals court allows Pennsylvania to restrict crowd again

By WLVR Staff & The Associated Press

October 2, 2020

A federal appeals court says Pennsylvania can restore pandemic restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings, putting a judge’s ruling on hold that threw out statewide limits on crowd size. 

The 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday said that Governor Tom Wolf’s administration may once again enforce size limits on gatherings while it appeals the lower court order.

A US District Judge in Pittsburgh, an appointee of President Donald Trump, ruled in mid-September against the state’s size limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings. 

The order prompted many Pennsylvania schools districts to allow more fans in the stands at high school football games and other sporting events.

A representative for the governor says the limits on indoor gatherings remains at 25 people and for outdoor gatherings, 250.

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