What: City officials will provide the latest updates on the response to COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia.


  • Mayor Jim Kenney
  • Dr. Thomas Farley, Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Brian Abernathy, Managing Director
  • Rev. Naomi Washington Leaphart, Director for Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs, City of Philadelphia
  • Cynthia Figueroa, Deputy Mayor, Office of Children and Families
  • Kevin Bethel, Special Adviser and Chief of School Safety, School District of Philadelphia

NOTE: Following the conclusion of this press conference, a Spanish language press conference, covering the same topics, will follow.

When: Today, Friday, March 20, 2020, 1 p.m.

Where: Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall, Room 202, 2nd Floor.

The press conference will be streamed live on these platforms: