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Starting Friday, restaurants and bars in Allegheny County will be allowed to resume outdoor dining — but not indoor dining, which will be reviewed in two weeks. A maximum of three cocktails will be allowed at tables outdoors.

Indoor gatherings are still limited to 25 people. Outdoor gatherings will be allowed to have up to 50 people.

Rivers Casino will be allowed to open, with masks required.

Dining service at outdoor seating is permitted until 11:00 PM. Take-out and delivery service remain permissible after 11:00 PM. In addition, the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited at outdoor dining facilities and indoors at casinos.

This order from the Allegheny County Health Dept. replaces the previous one from last week that shut down all dining at restaurants, bars and casinos, and is in effect until July 24.

The county continues to fight a surge of  COVID-19 cases, with 230 new cases today, eight more hospitalizations and two more deaths.

In other related news, Carnegie Mellon announced today that fall sports are canceled.

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