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
The Kenney Administration and Philadelphia City Council announced a new commitment of $30 million dollars in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to aid renters and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty million dollars were committed to the PHLRentAssist program, while ten million dollars were directed to the the COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program to support additional Philadelphia businesses.
The City launched the Philadelphia Taking Care of Business (PHL TCB) Clean Corridors Program, a $7 million economic development initiative that expands the Department of Commerce’s existing commercial corridor cleaning efforts from 49 commercial corridors to 85 throughout the city. PHL TCB invests in people and small businesses by creating employment opportunities for residents and keeping Philadelphia’s neighborhood commercial corridors clean.
The City released new outdoor dining guidelines for restaurants in order to be properly prepared to offer outdoor dining through the colder months. The guidelines, which include shelter and heating specifications, provide businesses with as much flexibility as possible, consistent with the Philadelphia Fire Code and current COVID-19 safety measures.