|city||Non-essential City operations are halted, and all City buildings are closed to the public, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.|
|offices||COVID-19 Remote Work Guidance for City Employees. If you need to work from home, go to remotework.phila.gov.|
|transit||SEPTA regional rail will run on essential service starting March 29, 2020. City and suburban bus, trolley, Market-Frankford Line (MFL), Broad Street Line (BSL), and Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) will operate on a Saturday schedule until further notice. Visit septa.org for more information|
|trash||Regular trash collections will continue on or as close to its normal schedule as possible. Recycling materials will be collected on an every other week schedule. Visit the press release for more information|
The Streets Department has announced changes to recycling pickup during COVID-19. Beginning April 6, recycling will be collected on an every-other-week schedule. There will be no recycling April 6-11. Collection will start the week of April 13 and continue every other week until at least May 15. Trash collection will continue on or close to schedule. To report a missed pickup, contact Philly311.
- April 6 – Trash collection only
- Note: there will be no trash collection Friday, April 10 due to the holiday. Friday’s trash will be collected on Saturday, April 11.
- April 13 – Trash and recycling collection
- April 20 – Trash collection only
- April 27 – Trash and recycling collection
- May 4 – Trash collection only
- May 11 – Trash and recycling collection
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is sending texts and emails to contact individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who may have come in contact with a person with COVID-19.
Individuals are asked to complete a brief survey to help the Health Department better understand and monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Philadelphia. Questions address demographic details, signs and symptoms, and information about exposure history, travel, and hospitalization. Participation is voluntary.
Learn more about the City’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
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Throughout the redesign process, we’ve been collaborating with people like you to inform the direction and usability of the site. Please continue to send us your thoughts:
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