Philadelphia’s NBC News affiliate reports:
With COVID-19 cases slowly rising, Philadelphia is bringing back its indoor mask mandate for public places, schools and day cares.
Philadelphia announced Monday that, on April 18, masks must be worn again indoors. Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole said businesses can choose to be mask-free if they require all employees and visitors to prove they have been vaccinated.
“As before, if an establishment, any type of establishment, chooses to be vaccine only, they can be exempt from the mask requirement,” said Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole at an afternoon press conference.
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