The City of Philadelphia has moved to Level 2: Mask Precautions in its response to COVID-19. Starting on Monday, April 18, this level requires individuals in indoor public places to wear masks. There is no vaccine or testing requirement for places that serve food or drink.

For construction, some project owners, such as schools and healthcare settings, may have specific requirements. Please refer to those requirements.

The City’s level of response is due to the rapid increase in new cases in the city.

From the City of Philadelphia:

As of today, April 11, Philadelphia is averaging 142 new cases of COVID-19 each day. This number is more than 50% higher than the 84 average new cases that was reported ten days ago, on April 1. This means that not only are cases getting higher, they’re going up more quickly than the Health Department feels is safe. Hospitalizations have stayed steady around 50 for the last two weeks. Today, there are 46 people hospitalized in Philadelphia who have COVID-19.


Click below to learn more about the city’s response levels and criteria.