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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday that all capacity related restrictions on businesses and activities will be dropped on Friday, June 11. The city of Philadelphia will also relax restrictions on restaurants, stories, offices, museums, gyms, events, and more on Friday, May 21.

Restaurants:

  • Can still operate at 50 percent maximum capacity, or 75 percent maximum capacity if they can meet enhanced ventilation standards.
  • Distance between chair backs will be reduced from six feet to three feet.
  • The requirement for alcohol to be served with food will end.
  • Mask requirements remain in effect for those not seated or eating.

Offices, retail stores, bowling alleys, museums, and libraries:

  • Will be allowed to operate with no density limits, but mask requirements are still in effect.

Catered events:

  • Indoor catered events

    • Will be allowed to operate at 25 percent of occupancy limit.
    • Food must be served at the table only.
    • A maximum of 250 persons, including staff, will be allowed if there will be no music, dancing, or alcohol.
    • A maximum of 150 persons, including staff, will be allowed if there will be music, dancing, or alcohol.
  • Outdoor catered events

    • Can operate at 50% of occupancy limit, no cap on number of persons attending.

Gyms and indoor pools:

  • Will be allowed to operate at 75 percent of occupancy limit or 15 persons per 1,000 square feet.
  • Exercise class size will be capped at 25 persons.

Outdoor pools:

  • Can operate with no density limits or maximum capacity.

Gatherings and theaters:

  • Indoor

    • Will be allowed to operate at 50 percent of occupancy limit.
    • Must enforce a minimum of three feet of distance between persons of different groups.
  • Outdoor

    • If the site has fixed seating, it will be allowed to operate at 50 percent of occupancy limit.
    • If the site has no seating, a maximum of 33 persons per 1,000 square feet are allowed.
    • Must enforce a minimum of three feet of distance between persons of different groups.

Casinos:

  • Can operate at 50 percent maximum capacity, or at 75 percent maximum capacity if they can meet enhanced ventilation standards.
  • Must enforce a minimum of three feet of distance between persons of different groups.
  • Alcohol can be sold at gaming machines.
  • Mask requirements are still in effect.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced changes to event and gathering maximum occupancy limits across Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Effective May 17 indoor gathering limits will increase to 50% and outdoor events will increase to 75%.