Fun in the summertime

Alicia Colombo

Due to the steady rise in vaccinations and the decline in COVID-19 transmissions, the City of Philadelphia ended all of its “Safer-at-Home” restrictions in June. Adults who received their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks ago are considered fully vaccinated, and the Philadelphia Health Department no longer requires that they wear masks indoors or outdoors in most settings. However, masks are still required by everyone in senior community centers, adult day care centers, health care settings, congregate living facilities, public transportation, indoor schools or camps, and court facilities and procedures. In addition, businesses may continue to require that masks be worn, regardless of vaccine status.

People who are not fully vaccinated are still strongly recommended to wear masks indoors and outdoors when around others, but are no longer required to do so by Philadelphia regulations. If you are fully vaccinated but do not feel comfortable being around others without a mask, you may continue to wear one. (For more summer safety information, click here>>)

Philadelphia and the surrounding counties have officially (re)opened for business! After a 15-month hiatus, events and in-person group activities are again taking place. However, attendance may be limited and advance reservations may be required. So, it’s best to plan ahead and check the venue’s website for full information. Look out for programming that is both virtual and in-person at senior centers, as they move toward fully opening. If you need some ideas for activities, take a look at the Milestones Calendar of Events for July. Starting this month, we’ve resumed featuring in-person events, along with virtual activities.


Enjoy Philly history

This summer, experience some of the nation’s most iconic monuments and attractions. Visit Philadelphia suggests checking out these can’t-miss attractions.

  • Take a selfie with the Liberty Bell – 526 Market St. | PhlVisitorCenter.com/LibertyBell | 1-800-537-7676
  • Tour America’s birthplace – 520 Chestnut St. | PhlVisitorCenter.com/IndependenceHall | 1-800-537-7676
  • Explore Philly’s Asian enclave – Chinatown offers a world of fantastic food and abundant cultural activities. | Arch Street from 8th-11th streets | chinatown-pcdc.org | 215-922-2156
  • Visit the Founding Fathers – The world’s only museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution: National Constitution Center | 525 Arch St. | ConstitutionCenter.org | 215-409-6600
  • Celebrate African American history and culture – The country’s first museum devoted to the African diaspora: The African American Museum in Philadelphia | 701 Arch St. | aampMuseum.org | 215-574-0380
  • View George Washington’s headquarters tent – Museum of the American Revolution | 101 S. 3rd St. | AmRevMuseum.org | 215-253-6731
  • Experience American history in a new light –This new attraction illuminates the Bible’s influence on key moments in history: Faith and Liberty Discovery Center | 101 N. Independence Mall East | FaithAndLiberty.org | 215-309-0401

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