President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

COVID19 Surgical Patient Instructions


Social Distancing

Wills Eye has implemented social distancing measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus. A limit of one person accompanying a patient will be enforced. We ask that those accompanying parties whom drove and are able to wait in their car please do so in order to aid us in maintaining social distancing.

Masks and Personal Protective Equipment

Masks are still required upon entering Wills Eye Hospital. Patients, and anyone accompanying a patient, will be asked to come to the building in a cloth mask or surgical mask. If a patient or visitor presents to the building without an appropriate, unsoiled, and undamaged cloth or surgical mask, then a surgical mask will be given to the patient/visitor to wear before entering the interior of the facility.

Anyone attempting to enter the facility with a mask that incorporates a valve or other exhalation aid will be required to wear a surgical mask over the mask having a valve or other exhalation aid.

Anyone attempting to enter the facility wearing gloves will be asked to remove the gloves and sanitize hands. Replacement gloves will not be provided.

Entrance to the Hospital Building


Elevators will be limited to four (4) passengers in the elevators with positioning of one person in each corner. The elevator standing locations will be marked with colored tape.

Common Area Disinfection

For the health and safety of patients, visitors, and staff, high-touch areas (hand rails, cab buttons, call buttons, and vertical surfaces) will be disinfected throughout the day, but no less than three times per day. Common area bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected at least once per day.