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COVID-19 Recovery Office

Working toward a successful, fiscally responsible pandemic recovery that strengthens the economy while protecting vulnerable populations.

COVID-19 Recovery Office

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.

Office structure and duties

The office is governed by a steering committee that oversees five working groups of senior City leaders. These groups focus on:

  • Policy and legislation.
  • Communications.
  • Internal controls and compliance.
  • Financial administration and grants management.
  • Citywide economic recovery.

The Recovery Office manages the City’s state and federal COVID-19-related funding. To ensure that resources are used effectively, the office coordinates with external stakeholders on all plans for citywide recovery and economic reopening.

To learn more about the Recovery Office’s structure, view our organizational chart (PDF).


1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1430
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Timeline and updates

June 2020
June 05

Philadelphia entered the Safer at Home yellow phase of reopening.

May 2020
May 30

The City announced it will provide rental assistance payments to 4,000 households through its COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

May 28

The PHL COVID-19 Fund has raised $17 million. 468 non-profit organizations are using these funds to keep residents fed, healthy, and in their homes.

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