COVID-19 information: The City's Business Activity and Stay at Home Order is in effect until further notice. For the latest information, visit Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.
In effect: 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17 until further notice

Current situation and risk in Philadelphia

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COVID-19 tracking in Philadelphia: See testing guidance and data.

Risk in Philadelphia
High risk of community transmission
Confirmed cases

The COVID-19 response

This website compiles updates and information related to the COVID-19 coronavirus in Philadelphia. Residents, business owners, and health care providers can use it to stay up to date on the evolving public health situation.

We now have community spread of COVID-19 in Philadelphia. This means we need to take precautions to prevent spread of the infection to our families, our friends, and our neighbors.

Philadelphia has taken prompt action to help stop the spread of this infection, closing businesses, schools, and advising everyone to stay at home.

If we all follow the guidance on these pages, together we can protect each other and save thousands of lives.

Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.


Phone: 311
For questions about essential businesses and City resources

(800) 722-7112
To speak to a health care professional



Join the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal

If your Philadelphia business manufactures or can pivot to manufacturing COVID-19-related supplies, submit your information to the portal to help the City identify opportunities and solutions. 

No recycling April 6-11 as City moves to every-other-week schedule

The Streets Department has announced changes to recycling pickup during COVID-19. Beginning April 6, recycling will be collected on an every-other-week schedule. There will be no recycling April 6-11. Collection will start the week of April 13 and continue every other week until at least May 15. Trash collection will continue on or close to schedule. To report a missed pickup, contact Philly311.

Week of:

  • April 6 – Trash collection only
    • Note: there will be no trash collection Friday, April 10 due to the holiday. Friday’s trash will be collected on Saturday, April 11.
  • April 13 – Trash and recycling collection
  • April 20 – Trash collection only
  • April 27 – Trash and recycling collection
  • May 4 – Trash collection only
  • May 11 – Trash and recycling collection

City is contacting people who have tested positive for COVID-19

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is sending texts and emails to contact individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who may have come in contact with a person with COVID-19.

Individuals are asked to complete a brief survey to help the Health Department better understand and monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Philadelphia.  Questions address demographic details, signs and symptoms, and information about exposure history, travel, and hospitalization. Participation is voluntary.

Learn more about the City’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


New webpage: Tax updates and guidance in response to COVID-19

We have created a new webpage that includes regular updates about Philadelphia tax policies, as well as filing and payment procedures, in the wake of the COVID-19 emergency. Please visit: