PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 107 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 25,550.
The Department of Public Health noted continued progress in congregate settings, including nursing homes and the Department of Prisons. Current and cumulative totals of both symptomatic and asymptomatic positive cases in Philadelphia prisons are now posted on the testing and data page of the City’s COVID-19 website.
The Department of Public Health confirmed nine additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 1,579. Of the 1,579 total deaths, 808 (51%) were long-term care facility residents.
Green Phase Reopening Guidance: Last week, the City released Reopening with Care, Philadelphia’s strategy for moving to the Green Phase of reopening post COVID-19. The Department of Public Health has provided industry-specific reopening guidance for the activities that are newly allowed in the Green Phase beginning July 3 in Philadelphia if targets are met:
- Outdoor group recreational and sports activities for youth and adults
- Gyms and indoor exercise classes
- Schools and colleges
- Libraries and museums
- Indoor shopping malls
- Outdoor performances and small outdoor events (up to 50 people)
- Restaurants with indoor seating (with occupancy restrictions)
Restore and Reopen Program Application Now Live: Last week, the City announced two new funding options for businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and recent civil unrest—the Restore and Reopen Program and the Restart PHL Loan Fund. The Restore and Reopen Program will provide $1.4 million in grant funding to help small, independently-owned businesses that experienced damage or inventory loss from the recent civil unrest, focusing on businesses in historically disadvantaged communities. The application for this program is now available on The Merchants Fund’s website, merchantsfund.org. Applicants will be prompted to create a new account on The Merchants Fund’s website when applying, if they do not have an existing account. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. Applications will be evaluated beginning Monday, June 29; not as they are received. The application for the $3 million Restart PHL Loan Fund from PIDC is expected to be available in the coming weeks.
Testing Site Map: A testing site finder at phila.gov/testing helps people find a free COVID-19 test in Philadelphia. Anyone can search for a site by address, click on a map location for specific site information, and filter by day of week and by drive-thru or walk-up.
- City’s COVID-19 homepage: phila.gov/covid-19.
- COVID-19 resources translated into multiple languages.
- Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline: 1 (800) 722-7112.
- Residents can text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to get updates sent to their phones.
- Find out more about testing for COVID-19.
- Businesses with questions about reopening using the Department of Public Health’s guidelines should email email@example.com.
- The PHL COVID-19 Fund continues to solicit donations to aid nonprofits that are on the frontline of the pandemic.
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