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Philadelphia Mask Mandate Effective Midnight Tonight

This morning, the Philadelphia Health Commissioner outlined the new mandates for the City of Philadelphia. Effective Midnight tonight, the following applies:

  • Everyone in Philadelphia must wear a mask when entering/exiting a public business, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Businesses and Institutions must require a mask for all patrons. NOTE: If an institution requires all staff and patrons to show proof of vaccination, then no masks are needed.
    • According to the Health Commissioner, the City is asking the businesses to have a reasonable system of obtaining proof of vaccination.
  • Unseated outdoor gatherings of more than 1,000 people require everyone to wear masks.

The City of Philadelphia announced its new Employee Vaccination Policy:

  • As of September 1, 2021, all new hires must be fully-vaccinated.
  • Current City employees are required to be fully-vaccinated or in the alternative, they must be double masked when around others.

Check out the City Announcement.

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Susie M. Cirilli is a Labor & Employment attorney that assists clients with issues involving the ADA, FMLA, and Title VII claims. Susie litigates on matters related to hostile work environment, discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race and disability. Susie has experience representing employers in fact-finding conferences and mediations before the PHRC and the EEOC. Susie’s practice also consists of counseling and advising clients on employment matters. She often advises employers on day to day employment matters and assists her clients on employee issues such as hiring and terminations, which includes drafting and negotiating separation agreements. Susie has experience drafting and revising employment agreements, employee handbooks, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Susie is admitted in the Middle District and Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is also admitted in the Federal Court for the District of New Jersey.






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