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COVID-19 yellow and green phase info for Greater Philadelphia region

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ABOVE PHOTO: A long line of people forced to wait to enter food store in suburban Philadelphia. (Photo: Rick Menapace / Shutterstock)

Updates and recommendations on how to responsibly enjoy Philadelphia and the countryside

Visitor and health safety is a top priority for the entire Philadelphia region.

To help address the impact of COVID-19, VISIT PHILADELPHIA is united with public health agencies, government and elected officials, industry colleagues and you — the Greater Philadelphia community and our visitors — to support visitors, residents and employees throughout Philadelphia and the  countryside.

Yellow and green phase reopening

Led by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia’s four surrounding counties — Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery — are in the green phase of reopening as of June 26, 2020.

Philadelphia moved into an expanded yellow phase on June 26, 2020, and is tentatively set to move to the green phase on July 3, 2020.

Those shifts mean that residents and visitors can safely enjoy some of the best parts of Greater Philadelphia with new safety measures, including mask requirements, capacity restrictions and more.


In the expanded Yellow Phase launched on June 26, 2020, residents and visitors in Philadelphia can enjoy outdoor and to-go dining; parks, trails, outdoor spaces and select outdoor attractions; select in-person retail experiences as well as curbside pickup; zoos (exteriors only); and salons, barbers and spas.

The city is tentatively set to move into the green phase on July 3, 2020, which would bring the return (with capacity restrictions) of indoor dining, museums and more.

Note that masks are required in Philadelphia “in any indoor public spaces and outdoors if there is less than six feet between people from different households,” as of late June 2020.

For the most up-to-date information and recommendations, check directly with the City of Philadelphia on COVID-19 current news at:  

Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties

The green phase in the Philadelphia countryside mimics the recommendations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, welcomes residents and visitors in these counties to enjoy to-go, outdoor and indoor open-air dining at bars and restaurants; curbside and in-store retail; the reopening of casinos, theaters, salons, barber shops and more.

Visit each county’s health department website for the most current information:

Bucks County:

Chester County:

Delaware County:

 Montgomery County:

More information on green phase reopening guidelines are available from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine at:

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