HARRISBURG – Restaurants in PA will be able to boost indoor occupancy to 50% starting September 21 by complying to all public health safety guidelines through a self-certification process. Those that self-certify will appear in an Open & Certified PA searchable online database of certified restaurants statewide. Consumers will be able to access the database. The self-certification documents and information about the Open & Certified PA program can be found online starting September 21 and will contain a list of requirements contained in the current restaurant industry guidance and enforcement efforts. It includes a statement that the owner agrees to follow the requirements; the business’ maximum indoor occupancy number based on the fire code; and a statement that the owner understands that the certification is subject to penalties for unsworn falsification to authorities. Any restaurant wishing to increase to 50% indoor capacity on September 21 must complete the online self-certification process by October 5. Those that self-certify will be mailed materials and signage designating their certification. Restaurant owners with questions can contact covidselfcert@pa.gov.