Philadelphia

Coronavirus Forever: Philadelphia Is Bringing Back Indoor Mask Mandate

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is officially bringing back its indoor mask requirement less than two months after dropping it. The move makes it  one of the first big cities to bring back restrictions as Americans attempt to return to a state of pre-pandemic normalcy over two years after the start of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

A sign reminds customers to wear their masks at a bakery in Lake Oswego, Ore., on Friday, May 21, 2021. As the federal government and many states ease rules around mask-wearing and business occupancy, some blue states like Oregon and Washington are still holding on to some longtime coronavirus restrictions. …