Philly Cancels Large-Scale Public Events Until March 2021
Think again if you thought by the end of the year Philly would be out of this pandemic. The city officially cancelled all large-scale public events up until February 28, 2021.
Mayor Jim Kenney and other city officials believe large events pose too much of a risk for COVID-19 transmission because they attract regional and nationwide traffic.
Philly has seen its rate fall in recent weeks, however, more of Pennsylvania, is spiking again. The cancelations could last past February if need be.
Large-scale events include the mummer’s parade, the Thanksgiving parade, marathons, festivals, concerts, cardinals, fairs, and flea markets.
However, some events can still happen. First Amendment-protected meetings, family outdoor picnics, weddings with less than 50 guests, recreational sports for children or adults with 25 or less people and events taking place on private property.
Sporting events can still happen, but with no fans.
Many organizers are trying to convert their events to virtual gatherings.
Governor Wolf just announced new restrictions for the state, which reduces restaurants indoor dining capacity to 25%, implementing telework wherever possible, bars can open for sit-down tables, but no bar service, and limiting indoors gatherings to 25 people.
As the city implements more restrictions, please continue to wear a mask and take precautions wherever possible.