PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 1,246 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 63,026.
The Department of Public Health confirmed eight additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 1,968. Of the 1,968 total deaths, 926 (47%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health reports 714 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 51 on ventilators.
No COVID-19 Update Thursday: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, no COVID-19 press release will be issued tomorrow, Thursday, November 26. Regular updates will resume on Friday, November 27.
Food and Meal Site Updates: Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the regular schedule for many food and meal distributions has changed this week. The School District of Philadelphia will be closed for food distribution on Friday, November 27; students and caregivers can instead pick up student meals for the week (five breakfasts and five lunches) today, Wednesday, November 25 until 2 p.m.. Food sites listed on phila.gov/food will be closed for food distribution on Thursday, November 26. Broad Street Ministry and Thomas Paine Plaza will be closed for meal distribution on Thursday, November 26. Additional information on alternate food pick up options is available on the City’s website.
City Services Impacted on Thanksgiving: All City of Philadelphia offices will be closed and City services curtailed tomorrow, Thursday, November 26, in recognition of Thanksgiving. 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. 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 Thursday. Residents with collections on Thursday should set out their trash and recycling for collection on Friday, November 27. Trash and recycling collections will be one day behind schedule for the remainder of the week.
The Philly 311 call center will be closed, 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, however residents can still call to report water emergencies at (215) 685-6300.
All City District Health Centers are closed on Thanksgiving, 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. The Philadelphia Parking Authority also will not be enforcing meters, kiosks, or residential parking time limits on Thanksgiving.
All Philadelphia Department of Prisons facilities remain closed to civilian visitors due to COVID-19 precautions.
City offices will reopen on Friday, November 27, 2020.
Approved Weekend Street Closures for Outdoor Dining (November 25-29): In June, the City launched four new options for restaurants to operate outdoor dining in order to earn much needed revenue. To see this weekend’s approved street closures, view this blog. Vehicular traffic should avoid these streets.
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 how to comply with the City’s restrictions 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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