Following a leveling-off of case counts and a decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations, the City of Philadelphia announced the end of the City’s recently reinstituted indoor mask mandate. The removal of the mask mandate is effective immediately.

This means that construction workers are no longer required to wear a mask when working with others in indoor spaces. A space is “indoors” if it has three or more walls and an overhead covering.

The exception is healthcare and congregate living facilities, where masks must continue to be worn.

The City is still strongly recommending masks in indoor public settings to help reduce transmission and keep Philadelphia at a low risk level. Masks have been shown to be one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from being infected with COVID-19.

Additionally, the City reminded individuals who live and work in Philadelphia that businesses and other institutions are allowed to have their own rules, which can be stricter than the City’s requirements. This means that workers at some locations may still need to wear a mask and/or show proof of vaccination.