March 2022: City of Philadelphia Lifts Mask Mandate

15 Mar

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Update Applicable to:
All employers in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What happened?
On March 2, 2022, the city of Philadelphia announced that it has moved into the “All Clear COVID Response Level,” in response to dropping cases of COVID-19.

What are the details?
Effective immediately, all individuals will no longer be required to wear a face covering; however, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health has stressed that businesses may still require masks, and that the City may reinstate the mask mandate if COVID-19 cases rise, or a new variant develops. 

In addition, masks will still be required in certain higher risk settings, healthcare institutions, congregate settings, and on public transportation. 

For more information, please see the links below:

City of Philadelphia Announcement

City of Philadelphia COVID-19 Response Levels

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What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the link provided above, ensure the safety of their employees and guests, and reach out to the local health department in case of any specific and new rules.

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