As of Jan. 3, the city’s new indoor proof of vaccination requirement is in effect, meaning those who visit an indoor restaurant, bar, sports venue, movie theater, and other indoor establishments that serve food and drink with Philadelphia city limits must show proof of vaccination.

How Philly's vaccine mandate works

As of Jan. 3, Philadelphia's vaccine mandate in effect. Here's how it works:

  • You must show proof of vaccination at all indoor restaurants, bars, sports venues, movie theaters, and other places that serve food and drink in Philadelphia county.
  • By Feb. 3, all staff and children 5 to 11 must be fully vaccinated at places that fall under the mandate.
  • Children under 5 and people with religious or medical exemptions will be able to continue to show a negative COVID-19 test from the past 24 hours.

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Here’s a list of businesses in Philly requiring proof of vaccination.

This list will be updated. See something missing? Please email us.

Restaurants

Beginning Jan. 3, all indoor establishments that serve food and drinks must require proof of vaccination for all guests.

Venues and festivals

Beginning Jan. 3, all indoor establishments that serve food and drinks must require proof of vaccination for all guests.

Major performing arts venues are requiring guests to show proof of vaccination in order to gain entry to the space, but even if a particular venue does not require proof of vaccination, individual artists and bands can require a vaccinated-only show. So, just because you don’t need to show your vaccination card for one show doesn’t mean you won’t need it for another at the same venue.

For more information about performance venues and music festivals requiring proof of vaccination, click here.

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Sports

Update: Beginning on Jan. 3, all indoor establishments that serve food and drinks must require proof of vaccination for all guests.

  • Philadelphia Union: For seats that are within 20 feet of players, ticket holders must show proof of vaccination or get a rapid test on site at the stadium before entering the gates. If it’s a group of ticket holders together and one tests positive, the entire group is not allowed in the stadium.

  • Wells Fargo Center📍3601 S. Broad St., 🛑 proof of vaccination required

Gyms

Going back to the gym is high on many people’s to-do list, but you may be required to show your vaccine card to use the facilities at some of the city’s workout spots.

For more information about gyms requiring proof of vaccination, click here.

Universities

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The City of Philadelphia requires that all students, staff, and faculty at universities within the city limits are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a medical or religious exemption.f

This goes for students and staff at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Temple University, LaSalle University, Philadelphia Community College, Lincoln University’s West Philly campus, and Thomas Jefferson University.

Jane M. Von Bergen contributed to this story.

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