Still at least a couple of weeks before indoor dining resumes, gyms reopen

In Philadelphia, indoor dining remains prohibited until at least Aug. 1. Gyms will remain closed at least through that date.

Mask wearing remains required in all businesses, and the state has issued an order requiring masks while out in public.

The city, at press time, reported 27,723 confirmed coronavirus cases.

An interactive map of cases broken down by ZIP code can be found at phila.gov.

There have been a total of 1,637 deaths in the city. Eight-hundred and thirty-four of those deaths have been in nursing homes.

Anyone who wants to find a testing site can go to https://www.phila.gov/covid-testing-sites/#/.

Statewide, there are 96,671 cases in all 67 counties, with 6,931 confirmed deaths, including 4,712 in nursing homes or personal care facilities.

Dr. Rachel Levine

“As the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away and we are seeing cases rise, especially in Southwest Pennsylvania.”

The Philadelphia Water Department agreed to postpone all water shutoffs for residential and commercial customers who are unable to pay their bills through Aug. 31. Customers who cannot pay their bill should apply for help at 215-685-6300 or www.phila.gov/waterbillhelp.

Philadelphians looking for the latest local information on the coronavirus can visit phila.gov/COVID-19.

Residents with questions can call a 24-hour helpline at 800-722-7112.

Or, text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone. ••