Today is the day. Philadelphia’s new indoor dining mandate goes into effect today. For those unaware or simply not sure what the mandate is, here’s a quick breakdown.
All guests must show proof of vaccination status in order to eat at any restaurant or bar in the city. For those not fully vaxed, the mandate does allow a two-week grace period where guests may show proof of a negative COVID test taken within the last 24 hours.
Sports venues, movie theaters, entertainment venues, casinos, and conventions must also adhere to the mandate. That’s right in order to attend any games or visit entertainment venues you must show proof of your vaccination status. Officials are warning that there will be longer lines due to fans and attendees being checked at the gates. As expected, anyone indoors at any of the above mentioned venues must wear a mask except while eating or drinking.