PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 879 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 49,775. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 39 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests.
The Department of Public Health confirmed 12 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 1,901. Of the 1,901 total deaths, 918 (48%) were long-term care facility residents.
Unclaimed Stimulus Payment Deadline: Today is National EIP Registration Day. EIP stands for Economic Impact Payment, better known as federal stimulus checks. According to the Internal Revenue Service, roughly 64,000 eligible Philadelphia households have not yet received their stimulus payments, which were approved as part of the CARES Act passed in March. That represents an estimated $77 million sitting with the U.S. Treasury that could help Philadelphians with low incomes.
Eligible Philadelphians who have not yet received their payment can submit their information by November 21 using the IRS Non-Filer Tool. The payments are up to $1,200 for individuals, or $2,400 for married couples, with up to $500 for each qualifying child. For a married family of four, that would be a maximum of $3,400. For assistance completing the Non-Filer Tool, residents can contact a BenePhilly Center or call 1-855-FIN-PHIL (1-855-346-7445).
“This is money that could help families buy groceries, pay their bills, or reduce their debt,” Mayor Kenney said today. “The deadline to claim the checks is November 21, so we need to get the word out, because there is less than two weeks left. Ensuring that every eligible resident receives this money is important not just for the recipients, but for the entire city.”
While most eligible Philadelphians automatically received these Economic Impact Payments, some did not receive checks because they need to provide additional information to claim their payments. Most of them are households that do not usually file a tax return because they have little or no income.
City Services Impacted on Veterans Day: All City of Philadelphia offices will be closed and City services curtailed tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11, in recognition of Veterans Day. The Departments of Licenses and Inspections, Revenue, and Water will not be accepting appointments or providing in-person services to the public on the Concourse Level of the Municipal Services Building on Veterans Day. The City’s eCLIPSE system for online permitting and licensing and online file and payment website at www.phila.gov/pay remain available 24/7.
Trash and recycling will not be collected on Veterans Day. Residents with collections on Wednesday should set out their trash and recycling for collection on Thursday, November 12. Trash and recycling collections will be one day behind schedule for the remainder of the week.
The Philly 311 call center will be closed on Veterans Day, however, residents can still submit service requests online anytime through the app, web portal, email, and social media. The Water Department Call Center will also be closed on Veterans Day, however residents can still call to report water emergencies at (215) 685-6300.
All City District Health Centers are closed on Veterans Day, as are the North and Northeast Municipal Service Centers; the Marriage License Bureau; all Philadelphia Parks & Recreation facilities; the Free Library of Philadelphia and all of its branches. Field offices of the Department of Licenses and Inspectors remain closed to non-employees.
The executive offices of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, as well as its Violations branch, at 9th and Filbert Streets will be closed. All parking regulations will remain in effect.
All Philadelphia Department of Prisons facilities remain closed to civilian visitors due to COVID-19 precautions.
A news release with COVID-19 case counts will be issued on Wednesday, November 11.
City offices will reopen on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Public Health Recommendations Following Election Protests and Celebrations: The Department of Public Health recommends that anyone who has been around a large crowd of people recently quarantine for 14 days. This means that they should stay away from others who are not in their household and, if they absolutely have to be around others, give plenty of distance and wear a mask the entire time. Additionally, they should seek out COVID-19 testing seven days after the last day they were around a large crowd.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The PHL COVID-19 Fund continues to solicit donations to aid nonprofits that are on the frontline of the pandemic.
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