Philly Casinos Reintroduce Mask Mandate

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Casinos in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be reintroducing a mask policy on April 18th, as Covid-19 cases in the Keystone State have been rising.

The mask mandate will apply to the Live! Casino Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center, and Rivers Casino facilities, and an end time has not been given. The city had previously announced that those seeking admission to casinos, entertainment venues, and restaurants will have to show proof of Covid vaccination for entrance. A full mask mandate was lifted on March 3rd.

Regarding the policy, Philadelphia City Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole said, "I hoped we wouldn't be meeting like this, but here we are. We hope by having folks mask up in public indoor spaces we can get ahead of the wave and keep it from reaching a peak like we saw in January."

Many casinos across the United States have gone back to "normalish" in regards to Covid-19 mask policies. Spots like Las Vegas and Atlantic City have lifted mask mandates, with the industry seeing a resurgence in land casino revenues. Still, as Covid numbers creep back up, it's possible that we'll more locations bringing back the policy.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.