Covid-19 Update

City announces new mask mandate effective August 12

Posted 8/11/21

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2021, masks will be required at all Philadelphia businesses and institutions that do not require vaccination for employees and patrons.

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Covid-19 Update

City announces new mask mandate effective August 12

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In response to an increase in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Philadelphia, the City announced new policies designed to slow the spread of the dangerous Delta variant.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2021, masks will be required at all Philadelphia businesses and institutions that do not require vaccination for employees and patrons.

Masks will also be required at all outdoor, unseated gatherings of more than 1,000 people.

Indoor dining will be allowed to continue in the following cases:

  • In restaurants that require proof of vaccination, and
  •  In restaurants that do not require proof of vaccination, provided that masks are worn by patrons and staff the entire time while not seated and eating or drinking.

If you have questions, contact the Department of Commerce's Office of Business Services at business@phila.gov or 215-683-2100.

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