What we do
The COVID-19 Recovery Office works to ensure that Philadelphia recovers from the pandemic in a way that:
- Protects public health and safety.
- Is fiscally responsible for the City and its taxpayers.
- Addresses the most pressing community hardships caused by the pandemic.
- Puts Philadelphians back to work.
- Helps businesses in hard-hit communities reopen and thrive.
Our aim is a more equitable and prosperous Philadelphia post-recovery.
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Timeline and updates
After 15 months, the City relaxed its final COVID-19 restrictions and fully reopened Philadelphia.
After several months of declining cases and increases in vaccinations, the City announced that COVID-19 restrictions would be relaxed beginning May 21, with Philadelphia fully reopening on June 2, 2021.
The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, in partnership with Councilmembers Katherine Gilmore Richardson and Isaiah Thomas, announced the launch the $1 million Illuminate the Arts Grant to support Philadelphia’s individual artists, small and mid-size nonprofit arts organizations, and small creative enterprises severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beginning in March, the Department of Commerce’s Office of Business Services is launching “Zoom With Us,” virtual one-on-one business support sessions to help Philadelphia businesses plan, launch, manage, and grow.
The Office of Business Services helps business owners navigate City services, understand business regulations, as well as assist entrepreneurs through the process of opening, operating, and growing a business in Philadelphia. They can be reached at email@example.com.