NBC News reports:
Philadelphia is ending its indoor mask mandate, city health officials said Thursday night, abruptly reversing course just days after city residents had to start wearing masks again amid a sharp increase in infections.
The Board of Health voted Thursday to rescind the mandate, according to the Philadelphia health department, which released a statement that cited “decreasing hospitalizations and a leveling of case counts.”
The mandate went into effect Monday. Philadelphia had ended its earlier indoor mask mandate March 2. Several businesses and residents filed suit in state court in Pennsylvania seeking to overturn the renewed mandate.
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The City of Philadelphia will no longer be requiring masks indoors but officials are strongly recommending they be worn, Action News has learned. https://t.co/ySFtp7sZvy
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