The winter cold of the holiday season has brought about an expected surge in COVID cases, but it has also resulted in a number of other illnesses that were not expected, or not expected to hit as hard as they have.
City health officials said the mask mandate is no longer necessary due to a leveling off of COVID-19 cases and reduced hospitalizations.
Both SEPTA and Amtrak are no longer requiring passengers and employees to wear face coverings after a federal judge threw out the CDC’s nationwide mandate.
A federal judge said masks are no longer required on planes, but the return of Philadelphia’s indoor mask mandate means passengers still need to mask up in the airport terminal.
With confirmed COVID-19 cases doubling, Philadelphia is bringing back the indoor mask mandate.
Families who lost loved ones to COVID-19 can get up to $9,000 to cover funeral costs through FEMA’s Funeral Assistance program.
The TSA is extending the mask mandate on planes and public transportation through April 18, while taking steps that could lead to lifting the rule.
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