After nearly 15 months of COVID-19 restrictions, on Friday, June 11, the City of Philadelphia is dropping the last of its Safer at Home COVID restrictions due to low case rates and high vaccination rates.
Part of these changes includes no longer requiring that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors, and that the 11 p.m. last call curfew at restaurants is lifted.
City to drop most Safer-at-Home Restrictions on June 2
In response to the lowest number of new cases since late September 2020 and percent positive rates below 3 percent, the City will be lifting virtually all Safer-at-Home restrictions, including density limits, maximum capacity limits, distancing rules, etc. on Wednesday, June 2.
The indoor mask mandate and 11 p.m. last call for dining order will continue to be enforced until the Health Department reviews the state of the pandemic and may drop those restrictions on Friday, June 11.
It was previously announced that the City would lift restrictions on Friday, June 11, but the continued low rates prompted the change in plans. Learn more about these changes.
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