Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia businesses must require masks or proof of vaccination from both employees and customers starting August 12.

Non seated outdoor events with 1,000 or more attendees will also require a mask.

Starting September 1, the City will also be instituting the following new policies:

  • All City employees will be required to provide proof that they’ve completed their schedule of COVID-19 vaccinations,
  • New employees hired must be fully vaccinated a a condition of their employment, and
  • Employees who are not fully vaccinated by September 1 will be required to wear two masks (a cloth mask over a disposable or surgical mask) at all times while working on-site.