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Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions

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On November 16, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced a wide range of new restrictions restrictions covering, among others, restaurants, retail, offices, gatherings, gyms, and schools.

Restaurants will be prohibited from indoor dining, however outdoor dining will be permitted, but require parties be individual household members only and reduce maximum table size to 4. Takeout & delivery will be permitted.

Retail will be permitted with reduced density and enforced mask use.

Office employees must work from home unless it is not possible to do so.

Museums, casinos bowling alleys, arcades and game spaces are prohibited from opening.

Barbershops, beauty salons and nail salons may remain open if masks are worn by staff and customers.

All indoor gatherings and events involving people from more than one household are prohibited, in public or private spaces. This includes private events such as weddings and showers, listed as “celebrations” in previous guidance, as well as funerals. Outdoor gatherings and events are permitted with reduced density and no food or beverages are allowed.

Gyms and exercise classes are permitted outdoors, but prohibited indoors.

College, universities and high schools must move to online classes only. Elementary, middle schools, child care & early childhood education are permitted in person if following Philadelphia Department of Public Health safety guidance.

To read the Mayor's press release, click here.

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