PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The pandemic has claimed another Philadelphia summertime tradition — Center City Sips. This will be the second straight year without the weekly Wednesday night happy hours at bars and restaurants across Center City.
Organizers said they pulled the plug based on gathering limits and because they still don’t know when Philadephia restaurants and bars will be permitted to fully open indoors.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
Also on Monday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that indoor room and event capacities are expanding, as well outdoor gathering limits.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
In two weeks, capacity limits in New Jersey will be raised to 50%. The governor’s announcement comes just in time for prom season and June brides.MORE NEWS: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
Meanwhile, the CDC is expected to come out with updated guidelines for those fully vaccinated, specifically when it comes to wearing masks outdoors.