Pa. Capitol Rotunda crowd control policy tweaked to allow for easier pedestrian traffic flow

Jan Murphy | Monday, September 23, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

Visitors to the Pennsylvania Capitol will now see fewer stanchions in the Rotunda to carve out a pathway for people to navigate around large rallies in this popular gathering spot.

Just one week after putting a new policy in place to control Rotunda crowds and limit their size, the Wolf Administration has tweaked its policy to reduce the number of stanchions that will be set up. That should allow for freer pedestrian traffic flow in the Rotunda on days when the General Assembly is in session and more people are in the Capitol.

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Rallies in the Pa. Capitol Rotunda are in for a change with crowd size now limited

Jan Murphy | Monday, September 16, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

Some changes are in store for the state Capitol Rotunda that will impact the size of rallies held there and the people trying to move around them.

Starting Monday, the state Department of General Services is instituting a policy that will limit the maximum occupancy for events that get scheduled on that date and thereafter for this popular gathering spot inside the Capitol to 450 people. That includes the attendees who stand on the marble staircase, on the floor as well as on the balconies above.

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