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Gov. Wolf eases rules for online car sales, construction, liquor store curbside pickup

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Car sales can resume online, some construction projects can get back underway and people will be allowed to pick up liquor at the curb from state stores. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the easing of the state’s coronavirus essential business orders at a news conference Monday.

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Qualified Pennsylvania notaries public will be allowed to perform remote notarizations, which will allow auto dealerships to sell cars and sell leases online in a limited capacity. A bill signed by Wolf said that in-person sales will still not be allowed at this time.

Public and private residential and nonresidential construction projects will be allowed to continue starting Friday, May 8. Safety guidance will be issued by the governor’s office before that date. Projects will still need to employ social distancing guidelines as well as other rules.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board began accepting orders by phone Monday for curbside pickup at 176 locations across the state. Phone orders can be placed between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., or until a store reaches its maximum order capacity for the day. Curbside pickups will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. a few days after the order was placed. There is a limit of six bottles per order and credit cards are the only accepted form of payment. At pickup, customers must present a valid ID before the order will be delivered.

CLICK HERE for a list of stores offering curbside pickup.