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Positive cases of COVID-19 must decrease drastically in order for indoor dining to resume in Philadelphia.

City officials will take the next three weeks to make a decision on whether or not indoor dining can resume in September.  They also mentioned that they will allow plenty of time for restaurants and bars to make the necessary arrangements in order to serve the public.

According to Philly Voice,

To do so, the rate of COVID-19 transmission must substantially decline, (Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley) Farley said. Plus, officials also want to see evidence that indoor dining is being held elsewhere without causing major outbreaks. 

Outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery service, is permitted. 

So if cases decrease, maybe indoor dining can resume in September.  The city will make the decision by August 21st.