Indoor Dining Has Now Been Postponed Until September 1st!
Just as Philly was just about to hit the scheduled August 1st green phase, city officials once again pushed back the date for indoor dining. Philadelphia health officials have now postponed the beginning of indoor dining in Philly until September 1st!
In addition Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley stated that the city has recorded 142 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. The total number confirmed cases now stands at 29,945. Although no additional deaths have been documented, Dr, Farley believes that we are in the midst of the second wave.
Dr. Farley stated, “We are recommending people not participate in gatherings of any size and when you are around your relatives, you should wear a mask.”
To help contain the spread of COVID-19, Dr. Farley introduced the city’s new contact tracing program. The program will contact those that have tested positive for COVID-19 and encourage them to self-quarantine. In addition the staff at the tracing program will ask for names and contact information of all those that they’ve been in contact with. Those that have been in contact with those that tested positive will also be asked to self quarantine for 14 days. A series of follow-ups will then be conducted.