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: phila.gov/COVID-19
In effect: 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17 until further notice

COVID-19 Text Alerts: Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.

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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.

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Current situation and risk in Philadelphia

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  • Overall risk in Philadelphia: high risk of community transmission

COVID-19 tracking in Philadelphia: See test results.

Announcements

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.

Parks & Recreation buildings, playgrounds, and athletic courts closed

Effective Thursday, March 19, all Philadelphia Parks & Recreation buildings, playgrounds, and athletic courts are closed until further notice. This includes basketball and handball courts.

Parks & Rec’s parks, athletic fields, and trails remain open. When using public spaces, be sure to:

For the time being, three of Parks & Rec’s older adult centers will continue offering grab-and-go meals for seniors. Meals can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, at NortheastMann, and Martin Luther King, Jr. older adult centers.

These actions are part of the City’s effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia.

Appeals boards cancel hearings, issue emergency scheduling order.

Hearings cancelled

Regularly scheduled hearings before the Board of License and Inspection Review (BLIR), Board of Building Standards, and Plumbing Advisory Board are cancelled until further notice.

Emergency Board of License and Inspection Review hearing request

Under an emergency regulation issued by the Board of License and Inspection Review (BLIR), you may request an emergency BLIR hearing by filling out this emergency hearing appeal form.

Board of License and Inspection Review filing deadlines extended indefinitely.

Board of License and Inspection Review filing deadlines falling after March 13, 2020 are extended until further notice. The Board will issue further guidance on deadlines after the City Business Activity and Stay at Home Order, effective March 23, 2020 at 8 a.m., is lifted.

 

Read the Board of License and Inspection Review order, issued March 18, 2020, and extension, issued March 24, 2020.

 


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