The below safety guidelines from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will help keep people safe as businesses, services, and activities restart in Philadelphia. Each safety checklist includes precautions that will prevent the spread of COVID-19; some are recommendations, and some are requirements.
Note: The Health Department does not recommend that employers ask employees who are not showing symptoms to be tested for COVID-19. For more information, see our multilingual COVID-19 testing guidance for Philadelphia employers.
If you have questions about how these guidelines affect your business, please email email@example.com. Employees or customers can report possible health and safety violations by calling 311.
Here’s an overview of Philadelphia’s phases, along with activities that can reopen in each. Scroll down for the related guidelines.
|Restart date||Examples of activities permitted in Philadelphia|
|Essential businesses and services allowed throughout stay-at-home order; non-emergency construction gradually restarted.||
|Initial green phase activities began reopening July 3.
More will gradually be added to the reopen list based on risk and state of the virus. Currently allowed activities include everything here and above.
|To be determined based on the risk of each activity and the state of the virus in Philadelphia.||
Entertainment/Travel and Restaurants
- Resource: Application for Food Business Outdoor Seating 50+
- Resource: How to Register for Temporary Outdoor Dining on the Street or Sidewalk
- Temporary Street Closure Pilot Application (PDF)
- Resource: Map of Additional Review and Prohibited Locations for Streeteries
- Resource: How to Get Approval to Use Privately-Owned Outdoor Space for Temporary Outdoor Dining