News // March 17, 2020

Updated June 11, 2021: With the relaxation of the City of Philadelphia’s Safer at Home COVID-19 restrictions on June 2, vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask in outdoor spaces. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue to mask when outdoors. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a mask indoors and in congregate settings.

FOW has therefore updated our COVID-19 guidance for public events:

For our outdoor volunteer and educational events, we ask that all vaccinated attendees bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. Unvaccinated attendees are asked to wear a mask during the duration of the event. We also will continue requiring pre-registration for all in-person events.

These guidelines may be revised pending new public health developments and restrictions.