By Michael Gallagher
Philly officially ends its 15-month mask mandate today, which had been in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus. With Covid-19 case counts hitting encouraging low points, the Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that the city’s last two restrictions today:
Vaccinated individuals will no longer need to wear masks indoors. The 11 p.m. last call for restaurants will also be no more.
“Friday will be a day that we’ve all been looking forward to: getting back to doing the things that we love. Thanks to the more than two-thirds of adults who’ve been vaccinated already, we can finally do the things that we’ve missed doing for the last year. I urge everyone who has not been vaccinated to join the more than 800,000 fellow Philadelphians so we can continue to move forward from the pandemic,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement.