This page compiles updates, information, and guidance related to COVID-19 in Philadelphia. Residents, business owners, event producers, and healthcare providers can use it to stay up to date on the evolving public health situation.
COVID-19 is a novel strain of coronavirus. It was first discovered in December 2019. The first cases were found in China and have since spread around the world. Because it’s so new, we are still learning as much as we can about this new virus. So far, we know that this coronavirus looks a lot like other respiratory viruses, like colds and the flu.