Philadelphia to Reinstate its Mask Mandate After a Rise in COVID Cases
Cases have increased more than 50 percent in the previous 10 days
Starting April 18, Philadelphia will require people to again wear masks in public places after health officials reported a rise in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 cases have increased more than 50 percent in the previous 10 days, 0fficials with Philadelphia's Department of Public Health announced Monday. On April 11, the department said the city was averaging 142 new cases per day.
"Our city remains open; we can still go about our daily lives and visit the people and places we love while masking in indoor public spaces," Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement. "I'm optimistic that this step will help us control the case rate."
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