During a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Barley said the city will continue to maintain current restrictions on hazardous systems until at least January 15, based on data and sharpness of positive events following the last holiday.
– Indoor food
– Indoor meetings and events
– Indoor organized game
These activities continue to be considered high-risk because they take place indoors, and large numbers of people who spend a lot of time together, who do not wear masks and / or do not follow the big eruptions that precede them are far removed from social guidance.
“We have improved with our home safe controls and saved lives,” Barley said. “Now we have to be very careful about how we allow it to restart – especially during the holidays – so we don’t trigger another outbreak of the virus.”
Philadelphia officials also announced planned changes to the regulations The Governor Wolf Order expires Jan. 4. If case rates do not rise higher than expected, the city will allow some low-risk businesses and operations to resume.
– Outdoor sports
– Direct learning for high schools
– Externally hosted events
On Tuesday, health officials announced 928 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 86,723. Authorities have also confirmed 89 additional deaths in Philadelphia.
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