PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 387 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 110,147. In addition, the Department of Public Health also announced 43 new probable cases from rapid antigen tests.
The Department of Public Health confirmed 14 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 2,994. Of the 2,994 total deaths, 1,122 (37%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health reports 347 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 56 on ventilators.
Weekly Vaccine Distribution Updates: The Department of Public Health will provide weekly updates about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Philadelphia using a new blog post on the City’s website. The updates will include highlights of new information for the week, the number of vaccines Philadelphia is receiving each week, running numbers of doses administered, racial and gender breakdowns of vaccine recipients, and a list and map of all sites administering vaccines. Additional categories of information may be added in the future.
New Request for Proposals for Community Vaccine Providers: The Philadelphia Department of Public Health seeks to expand its usual network of vaccine providers by engaging agencies and organizations to build programs able to administer COVID-19 vaccine to Philadelphia residents. PDPH has contracted with PMHCC to solicit proposals from qualified agencies and organizations to implement the COVID-19 Community Vaccine Program. The RFP can be downloaded from PMHCC.
COVID-19 Press Release: The City will not issue its weekday COVID-19 press release on Presidents Day, Monday, February 15. Case counts from the weekend and Monday will be included in the next release on Tuesday, February 16.
City Services Impacted on Presidents Day: All City of Philadelphia offices will be closed and City services curtailed Monday, February 15, in recognition of Presidents Day. Trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. Residents with collections on Monday should set out their trash and recycling for collection on Tuesday, February 16. Trash and recycling collections will be one day behind 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, and email. The Water Department Call Center will also be closed, however residents can still call to report water emergencies at (215) 685-6300.
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 phila.gov/pay remain available 24/7.
All City District Health Centers are closed on Presidents 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 Inspections 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.
City offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Forms: The City has launched two forms to help Philadelphians register their interest in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. These forms are not for registering for an appointment, but will tell the Department of Public Health how to contact you when you are eligible and vaccine is available for you.
- Members of the public are encouraged to register using the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form. Individuals who do not have access to the internet can contact the Department of Public Health’s COVID Call Center at 215-685-5488 for help completing the interest form.
- Employers are encouraged to complete the Workforce COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Form. Employers that complete this form will be contacted to help set up opportunities to vaccinate their prioritized staff when they are eligible and vaccine is available.
- 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.
- Complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form (for individuals) or the Workforce COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Form (for employers).
- 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.
Resources for Media:
- Recordings of COVID-19 briefings (Subtitles available in multiple languages).
- COVID-19 press releases.