The City has issued a new Business Activity and Stay at Home Order restricting business activity, personal activity, and congregation in Philadelphia. Get updates about COVID-19 in Philadelphia:
In effect: 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17 until further notice

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city Non-essential City operations are halted, and all City buildings are closed to the public, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
offices COVID-19 Remote Work Guidance for City Employees. If you need to work from home, go to
transit SEPTA regional rail will run on essential service starting March 29, 2020. City and suburban bus, trolley, Market-Frankford Line (MFL), Broad Street Line (BSL), and Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) will operate on a Saturday schedule until further notice. Visit for more information
trash Trash and recycling is being picked up on a normal schedule.


The new Business Activity and Stay at Home Order: What you need to know

The City issued a new Business Activity and Stay at Home Order detailing restrictions on business activity, personal activity, and congregation in Philadelphia in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These new restrictions take effect Monday, March 23, 2020, at 8 a.m.

Please review the details in this new Order as they contain important information about Social Distancing Rules and provide detailed information for people and businesses in the City of Philadelphia. The information posted below is a summary of some important changes.

Read more in the blog post.

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