Last week, Philly health department officials announced that they “strongly recommend” both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again — a reversal from a month earlier when the city lifted all coronavirus restrictions. As the COVID-19 delta variant spreads, with children under 12 not yet eligible for the vaccine, and only 60 percent of Philadelphians fully vaccinated as of July 22, health department officials believe that one way to forestall the spread of the mutating virus is by reintroducing masking indoors.
While masks are not mandated by the city, independent businesses have the jurisdiction to ask guests to wear masks or provide proof of vaccination, as many restaurants are doing in other cities across America. So, what has your business decided to do about these changing recommendations? Eater Philly wants to know what — if any — policies restaurants and bars are putting in place again, how restaurant staff feel about new recommendations, and if guests appear to be acting respectfully as the coronavirus continues its spread. Take our survey below and let us know how you’re feeling.