Q&A: Philadelphia in the yellow phase

Here are some things you can do as Philadelphia loosens its coronavirus restrictions.

Updated: June 10, 2020 - 9:16 AM

Can I hang out with my parents in the yellow phase?

Health experts say it’s still too soon.

If you want to be safe, you may want to wait it out a little longer.

What are the rules for dining out?

The yellow phase holds the prospect of at least one cautious and careful step toward normalcy: outdoor dining, a hallmark of summertime.

But bar seating, play areas, dance floors and arcade games are still off-limits.

What does dating in the yellow phase look like?

Pandemic dating is a whole new world.

As social restrictions begin to loosen, you’re probably wondering what love out of lockdown will look like.

Can I get my dog groomed in the yellow phase?

Grooming is an essential part of not only keeping a pet looking good, but also maintaining its health. But COVID-19 has meant changes for virtually all businesses, including pet grooming.

Here are some of the differences in pet grooming procedures in the yellow phase.

What else do I need to know?

Most businesses, including child care facilities and retail stores, will be allowed to open, but many businesses will still be closed.

See more of what's open and closed in Pennsylvania here.


Reporting by:
Grace Dickinson, Jonathan Lai, Garland Potts, Marc Narducci, and Jenn Ladd

Photography by:
Cynthia Greer, David Maialetti, Jose Luis Magana, Tom Gralish and Andrey Popov