To stop the spread of a new strain of COVID-19, Philadelphia has put new mask requirements in place for businesses. Effective August 12, masks are once again required at most indoor businesses, even if you’re vaccinated, unless the business requires both staff and customers to show proof of vaccination. However, in grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors’ offices and urgent care centers, everyone must wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required for non-seated outdoor events with more than 1,000 people.
When students return to Philadelphia public schools on August 31, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Here’s where you can get vaccinated:
The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium (BDCC) is now administering home vaccinations. Call 215-385-0066 or email email@example.com administers vaccinations without an appointment. The group supplies the Pfizer vaccine for those over 12, and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for those over 18. In August, the group will administer vaccines from 10 am to 4 pm every Tuesday and Thursday at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 W. Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia.
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Uber is providing free rides to the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium vaccination sites. Click here and scroll down for more information on that and for a full list of dates, times and locations for BDCC vaccines.
Rite Aid administers vaccinations without an appointment. Click here to find a list of stores.
CVS is administering vaccines without an appointment. Click here to learn more about that.
To register for a COVID-19 vaccine with the City of Philadelphia Department of Health, Philadelphia residents can complete the City of Philadelphia’s Vaccine Interest Form at www.phila.gov/vaccineinterest. You can also call the Health Department at (215) 685-5488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to register for vaccination with the City of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania (outside of Philadelphia)
If you live in Pennsylvania, but you are outside the City of Philadelphia, Click here or call the Pennsylvania Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258 to learn more about where and when you can get vaccinated.
New Jersey has issued a statewide mask mandate for students and staff at public schools. Businesses and entities overseeing indoor spaces may continue to require face masks for employees, customers, and/or guests. Here’s where you can get vaccinated:
If you live in New Jersey, you can register for a vaccine appointment at many sites in New Jersey. Click here to fill out the New Jersey COVID-19 vaccination form or call 1-855-568-0545 (8a-8p). You also have the option of registering directly with vaccination locations in New Jersey. Click here to search for and register with New Jersey vaccination locations.
Delaware has issued a statewide mask mandate for students and staff at public schools. Delawareans should follow CDC guidelines on masking at other businesses and facilities.
Delaware has a vaccination waiting list. However, some pharmacies and medical providers are also making their own appointments. If you have an opportunity through a pharmacy or a medical provider to be vaccinated, you should take it rather than waiting for Delaware’s state waiting list.
Click here for a list of pharmacies in Delaware where you can register and get vaccinated.