Today, we’re announcing that all union-represented City of Philadelphia employees and City contractors must complete their COVID-19 vaccine series by January 14, 2022

Philadelphia has worked hard to turn back COVID-19, and we have had success in doing so through our shared commitment to safety protocols, including vaccinations. However, that fight is not over, and the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines remain our best weapon in this ongoing struggle.

Because of this, the City has already implemented vaccine mandates for new employees, institutes of higher education and healthcare workers, and exempt and non-represented civil service employees. As a result of the residents of Philadelphia doing their part to get vaccinated and these mandates, nearly 75% of adults in Philadelphia are fully vaccinated. While that’s great news, it means we still have more work to do.

By January 14, 2022, all City of Philadelphia employees and contractors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

All full-time City employees who have completed their full schedule of COVID-19 vaccination and provided proof of their vaccination status by December 24, 2021, will receive a bonus of $300.

Employees and contractors with valid exemptions must submit their request by December 20, 2021 to ensure it can be reviewed by the deadline. Those who are granted exemptions must wear two masks or an N95 and submit to regular testing.

City employees and contractors can start their vaccine series at any of the hundreds of vaccine sites in Philadelphia and across the region. Find the nearest vaccination clinic.

City of Philadelphia employees who have questions about the new policy should reach out to their departmental Human Resources or Safety professional.