Pennsylvania resumes online liquor sales

The Associated Press
A pedestrian walks past a boarded up Wine and Spirits store in Philadelphia, Friday, March 20, 2020. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf directed all "non-life-sustaining" businesses to close their physical locations late Thursday and said state government would begin to enforce the edict starting early Saturday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pennsylvania's system of state-owned liquor stores, closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, resumed limited online sales Wednesday.

The state's website is accepting a "controlled number" of daily orders but plans to expand as it develops more capacity. Buyers will be limited to six bottles per order from a list of about 1,000 wine and spirits products, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced.

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Liquor board chairman Tim Holden said he expects the site to be overwhelmed with traffic initially and requested patience.

The state has no plans to reopen its brick-and-mortar liquor stores during the pandemic.