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Philadelphia to enter Green coronavirus re-opening phase next Friday

June 22, 2020

As COVID-19 spread in Philadelphia continues to slow down, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf included the region in the list of 12 more counties allowed to move from Yellow to the Green re-opening phase beginning Friday, June 26. The Green phase allows re-opening of all businesses, including limited indoor operations for in-person businesses, such as hair salons, restaurants, and gyms/spas (at 50 percent occupancy and by appointment).

Masks are still required when entering a business and social distancing protocols must be followed. 

After the Governor’s announcement on Friday, Philadelphia officials announced that the city will not enter the next re-opening phase until the following Friday, July 3 and even later for large indoor gatherings. Here’s the current, modified plan for the city:

This Friday (June 26), while Philadelphia is still in the Yellow phase, personal services (salons, barbers and spas), private swim clubs and the outdoor area of the Philadelphia Zoo will be permitted to open. Small indoor social and religious gatherings (up to 25 people) will be also allowed.

Next Friday (July 3), additional businesses, such as indoor restaurants, gyms, libraries, and museums may reopen. Theaters, casinos and other large indoor gatherings will have to wait longer to reopen in the city.

For more information, visit the official City of Philadelphia website.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Beth Duddy Says:

    As sick as I am of these restrictions, I hope the governor postpones this, in light of the worsening outbreaks in other states that have reopened. The CDC says the next two weeks are critical in containing the virus and that we should continue to stay home.

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