‘That ultimate Philly feeling’: Lifting of COVID restrictions draws celebrations large and small

Still, this weekend was a celebratory one for many vaccinated Philadelphians, as last call was extended past 11 p.m. and indoor mask mandates were lifted in most scenarios. … Psychologist Dana Garfin, [nursing assistant adjunct professor], of the University of California, Irvine told NPR stress and anxiety are normal as cities “return to normal.” Garfin suggests people adjust to loosened restrictions at their own pace, which plenty of Philadelphians are happy to do.