Philadelphia, PA - A lawsuit has now been filed against the City of Philadelphia ahead of Friday's new COVID-19 restrictions, which would shutdown indoor dining inside the city limits.
A Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Philadelphia's New Restrictions
Attorney Brian Fritz has filed a lawsuit on behalf of The Philadelphia Restaurant Owners Group Against Lockdowns. Asking for an emergency injunction to stop the shutdown of indoor dining starting tomorrow Friday at 5 pm.
With less than 24 hours before the City of Philadelphia goes back into lockdown, shutting down indoor dining and limit outdoor parties to 4 family members. The business owners are asking to operate under the current safety measures that were put in place last July.
The lawsuit claims that the city's new "Safer at Home" restrictions are unconstitutional. Stating that no studies or reports has shown the infection spread is linked to city restaurants. Or that dining inside restaurants is more dangerous than going to a Wawa, HomeDepot, or the city's own run Christmas Village.
The new "Safer At Home" restrictions go into effect on Friday at 5 pm and will continue until the end of this year.