PLAN FOR SAFELY REOPENING BUSINESSES
The City’s Safer at Home plan and executive order outline how Philadelphia will begin to reopen for business when the current Stay-at-Home Order is lifted, which may occur as soon as Friday, June 5, 2020. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health continues to advise residents that they are “safer at home,” and should only leave to engage in essential activities.
The move to Safer at Home is dependent on the data tracked by the Department of Public Health. While we don't know what effect current events will have on the virus’s spread, we continue to monitor the metrics and based on what we’re seeing, we will make an official decision in the next few days.
Learn more about how the City is safely supporting the reopening of businesses here.
Lower-risk activities permitted to operate within certain parameters during the Safer-at-Home Order (Yellow Phase) include:
· Restaurants (including food trucks and walk-up ordering, no dine-in service)
· Retail businesses (curbside and delivery are strongly encouraged)
· Child care centers
· Outdoor youth day camps and recreation
· Outdoor parks-related amenities
· Office-based businesses (telework still required whenever feasible)
· Consumer banking
· Automobile sales
· Real estate activities
· Warehouse operations
Businesses will be required by the Safer-at-Home Order to follow a safety checklist of operations called “Safe Mode” to prevent the spread of COVID-19.