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Current risk and recommendations

Current risk: LOW

People may choose to mask at any time. Masks may be required in other places by local or state authorities.

The CDC provides weekly data updates and recommended prevention steps to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Review the latest data and recommendations for Philadelphia.

If you are sick, you should stay home

Follow the latest CDC guidance for what to do if you have symptoms of a respiratory virus (COVID-19, flu, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) or have tested positive for a respiratory virus.

If you are sick, you should stay home. You can return to normal activities when, for at least 24 hours:

  • Your symptoms are getting better overall AND
  • You are fever-free without fever-reducing medicine.

When you go back to your normal activities, take added precautions over the next 5 days, such as taking additional steps for cleaner airhygiene, masksphysical distancing, and/or testing when you will be around other people indoors.

If you test positive for a respiratory virus but don’t have symptoms, you may be contagious. For the next 5 days, take added precautions (see above).

Data tracking

Press releases, blog posts, and live streams

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