PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As Philadelphia introduces its mask mandate, the latest guidance is causing confusion for those planning to say, “I do.”
A blunt op-ed piece by Caitlin Brown, a local bride and mother, highlighted one of the city’s oversights. The mandate “requires masks indoors at all businesses and institutions that do not require vaccination for employees or patrons.”READ MORE: 'Most Egregious Story I've Ever Heard': Local Man Has Prostate Removed After Mistaken Cancer Diagnosis
As Brown pointed out, there is no mention of children.
“Kids under 12 can’t get vaccinated, children under 2 can’t wear a mask,” she said. “I just want some sort of exception.”
The Philadelphia Department of Health is meeting Thursday night to discuss a possible exemption for kids under 12 at private events. That includes weddings.READ MORE: One Of Last Marines To Leave Afghanistan Returns Home To Hero's Welcome In Ridley Township
Places like Attico Rooftop are now only open to those who are fully vaccinated, meaning Stacey Lyons has talked to some upset people, including one bride.
“She was very upset, she’s not sure her father is going to be able to come,” Lyons said.
As for Brown, she and her fiancee are about to become a family of three. Despite the exciting news, she’s worried she might need to change the venue to accommodate.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Surveillance Video Catches Olney Drive-By Shooting That Killed 1, Injured 5
Acting Health director Cheryl Bettingole will hold a 10 a.m. briefing Friday regarding the mask mandate.