BUCKS COUNTY, PA — Bucks County health department workers will be out in bars and restaurants that serve booze over the 4th of July weekend, making sure drinking establishments are complying with social distancing requirements.
“The Fourth of July, of course … people are used to celebrating and having a good time,” Dr. David Damsker, director of the Bucks County Department of Health, said Friday. “Bars are one of the places that can be overwhelmed with people who won’t be social distancing and won’t be wearing masks.”
Damsker’s comments came as Pennsylvania reported its highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases in six weeks. There were 832 new positive cases of the virus reported in the state on Thursday — the highest new case total since May 20.
Damsker said Bucks County has had “pretty good compliance” from bars since they were allowed to let patrons back inside last week,