Philadelphia, PA - With a new surge of COVID-19 cases hitting the Philadelphia region, Restaurant and Bar owners prepare for new restrictions coming next week. City officials are planning to announce on Monday, November 16th, a new set of restrictions for the cities restaurant & bar industry.
Philadelphia’s Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley announced this week that additional restrictions would be announced on Monday due to a recent Coronavirus uptick. He also recommended that people not gather for the Thanksgiving holiday later this month.
With bars and restaurants already hit-hard by current restrictions, the fear of new restrictions is not being taken lightly by business owners in the City. Many of which are starting to see customers returning.
Rumors are that the City will shutdown indoor seating once again but allow outside seating to continue. However, as colder weather has now arrived and no indoor seating a real prospect, many local establishments already on the brink of closing will not survive this newest round of restrictions.
City officials are planning to announce the new restrictions on Monday at 1 pm. Until then, we can just hope for the best outcome for the Cities thousands of bar & restaurant workers.
Is Philadelphia Heading Into Another Shutdown? As the number of new Philadelphia coronavirus cases reached 1,100 on Friday, including 5 death. The City of Philadelphia is currently making plans to announce a new round of COVID-19 restrictions on Monday.
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