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October 15, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Highlights Benefits of Self-Certification for Pennsylvania Restaurants

At Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Lepore reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania. More than 7,500 restaurants have self-certified - by completing a quick, easy online self-certification application - confirming that they're taking every precaution, following all health guidelines, and keeping safety a top priority.

"Throughout the pandemic, Pennsylvania's restaurants have innovated to continue serving our commonwealth," said Redding. "Now, we're innovating for them by offering Open & Certified Pennsylvania as a new way to put themselves in front of Pennsylvanians looking for a safe place to dine."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, inside of Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. More than 7,500 restaurants have self-certified  by completing a quick, easy online self-certification application  confirming that theyre taking every precaution, following all health guidelines, and keeping safety a top priority. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>A certified sticker is pictured on the door of Appalachian Brewing Company is pictured during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania,  in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Rep. Patty Kim speaks during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, inside of Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. More than 7,500 restaurants have self-certified  by completing a quick, easy online self-certification application  confirming that theyre taking every precaution, following all health guidelines, and keeping safety a top priority. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>A certified sticker is pictured on the door of Appalachian Brewing Company is pictured during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania,  in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The interior of Appalachian Brewing Company is pictured before a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania,  in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, inside of Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. More than 7,500 restaurants have self-certified  by completing a quick, easy online self-certification application  confirming that theyre taking every precaution, following all health guidelines, and keeping safety a top priority. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Lepore speaks during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, inside of Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. More than 7,500 restaurants have self-certified  by completing a quick, easy online self-certification application  confirming that theyre taking every precaution, following all health guidelines, and keeping safety a top priority. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, inside of Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. More than 7,500 restaurants have self-certified  by completing a quick, easy online self-certification application  confirming that theyre taking every precaution, following all health guidelines, and keeping safety a top priority. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, inside of Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. More than 7,500 restaurants have self-certified  by completing a quick, easy online self-certification application  confirming that theyre taking every precaution, following all health guidelines, and keeping safety a top priority. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The interior of Appalachian Brewing Company is pictured before a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania,  in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Artie Tafoya, Appalachian Brewing Companys Chief Operations Officer, speaks during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Artie Tafoya, Appalachian Brewing Companys Chief Operations Officer, speaks during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with Artie Tafoya, Appalachian Brewing Companys Chief Operations Officer, speaks before a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Lepore speaks during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, inside of Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. More than 7,500 restaurants have self-certified  by completing a quick, easy online self-certification application  confirming that theyre taking every precaution, following all health guidelines, and keeping safety a top priority. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18312_AGRIC_SelfCertification_NK_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Rep. Patty Kim speaks during a press conference, which reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania, inside of Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg on Thursday, October 15, 2020. More than 7,500 restaurants have self-certified  by completing a quick, easy online self-certification application  confirming that theyre taking every precaution, following all health guidelines, and keeping safety a top priority.