Philadelphia Finally Lifts More Restrictions on Restaurants

Philadelphia Finally Lifts More Restrictions on Restaurants

Philly Lifts Covid Restrictions on Business

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Philadelphia, PAPhilly Restruants Opening - As the number of new COVID-19 cases beginning to fall in Philadelphian and the region, the Health Department announced a series of changes to the City’s Safer-at-Home restrictions.


Philadelphia to Relax Some Safer-at-Home Restrictions Starting May 7

On Friday, May 7, 2021, the following changes will go into effect, bringing Philadelphia into closer alignment with Pennsylvania:

Philadelphia Indoor Dining

  • Capacity will be increased from 25% to 50% if restaurants meet enhanced ventilation standards, 50%, or 75% if restaurants meet enhanced ventilation standards.
  • Maximum table size will be increased from four to six, and there is no longer a requirement that everyone at the table be from the same household.

Philadelphia Outdoor Dining

  • The city will increase the maximum table size to 10, which is the state limit.
  • For indoor catered events
  • Important to remember that events like indoor weddings are at the highest risk.
  • For the first time in more than a year, the City will allow indoor catered social events up to 25% occupancy of space with a cap of 75 persons total.
  • If case rates continue to fall, the City may increase that cap to 150 beginning May 21.

Philadelphia Gatherings and Events

  • Indoor gatherings and events will increase their maximum capacity to 25% of the average capacity. Outdoor groups and events will increase the total capacity to 50%.

In all of these situations, the Health Commissioner strongly recommended that anyone participating in these higher-risk and higher-density events should be vaccinated first.


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