Covid-19 temporary business closures do not effect regulatory takings

Several courts has addressed the question of whether temporary business closure orders to protect the public from Covid-19 constitutes regulatory takings of property. So far, the answer has been “no” as evident in a prominent decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Friends of DeVito v. Wolf, 227 A.3d 872 (Pa. 2020) (relying on Tahoe-Sierra Pres. Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 535 U.S. 302 (2002)).

See also: Takings