By Sandra Fennerty

Drinks-to-go will soon be a reality in Pennsylvania as Gov. Tom Wolf says he will give an economic boost to bars and restaurants. A bill that would allow some Pennsylvania businesses to sell mixed drinks-to-go passed the state Senate last week and the governor is onboard to make it a reality.

The proposed bill would allow taverns and licensed restaurants to sell cocktails-to-go, with limitations for quantity, container and time of day.

“I think it’s fine. People are able to take wine out of the restaurant along with their food and if they want a half-gallon of margaritas or Bloody Mary or something, if it helps the bottom line for these struggling restaurants, then it’s fine, as long as people are 21 or over,” Philly mayor Jim Kenney said. “I see no problem with it.”

This promising news for some restaurants comes on the heels of good news in the coronavirus case count for Philly. While the number of positive cases reported has reached 20,000, health officials say the daily counts are rapidly declining.

“The numbers are quite encouraging. Since this time yesterday, we confirmed 179 new cases, bringing us to a total of 20,132 since the beginning of the epidemic. Now a month ago, we were reporting about 500 new cases a day, now we’re reporting around 200 new cases a day,” Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said.

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