Indoor restaurant dining permitted today

Indoor dining in Philadelphia restaurants resumed on Tuesday, with restrictions to no more than 25 percent capacity.

Indoor theaters and movie theaters were allowed to reopen on Tuesday. Venues are not to exceed 50 percent capacity, with a maximum of 25 people allowed. All of these venues will need to prohibit food and drink on site in order to open.

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 34,741 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 1,763 deaths in the city. Eight-hundred and seventy-six 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 140,359 cases in all 67 counties, with 7,791 confirmed deaths, including 5,242 in nursing homes or personal care facilities.

Dr. Rachel Levine

“The mitigation efforts in place now are essential as we protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, including our children as they start school and our loved ones in long-term care facilities,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework will help keep our case counts low. We know that the cases in schools and in facilities such as nursing homes are often a reflection of the spread of the virus in the local community. Together, as Pennsylvanians, we each have a part to play in working to ensure that cases of COVID-19 remain low.”

The Philadelphia Water Department and Water Revenue Bureau will not shut off customers unable to pay water bills through Sept. 30. This extends a pause on shutoffs that began in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers who cannot pay their water 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. ••