Sunday, May 31: The Mayor has extended a mandatory citywide curfew for a second night. Effective at 6 p.m. through tomorrow at 6 a.m. Only people with essential duties will be permitted outdoors.
In effect: 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 01
In effect: 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 until further notice

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Guidance documents

This page compiles printable resources in English related to COVID-19. For resources in other languages, visit translated documents. To read blog posts about COVID-19, visit news archives.

This collection includes:

* Healthcare providers can get the latest health alerts and disease guidance on COVID-19 and other reportable diseases on the Health Department’s Health Information Portal.

Guidance for the public

Title Description Category Author Date Format
GRAPHIC: How can I protect myself from COVID-19? PDF Illustrated guidance on how to practice good health habits during COVID-19. May 8, 2020
GRAPHIC: When to seek medical attention PDF Illustrated guidance on what should you do if you think you have COVID-19. May 8, 2020
GRAPHIC: Why, when, and how to wear a mask PDF Illustrated instructions on why, when, and how to wear a mask to protect you from catching COVID-19 or infecting others. April 29, 2020
GRAPHIC: Home care guidelines for COVID-19 PDF Illustrated instructions on how to care for yourself or another person in your home. May 21, 2020
GRAPHIC: Home cleaning guidance for COVID-19 PDF Illustrated instructions on how to properly clean and disinfect your home. May 18, 2020
GRAPHIC: Know your rights as an employee PDF Guidance from the Mayor's Office of Labor on the COVID-19 protections your Pennsylvania employer is legally required to provide. May 12, 2020
Home care instructions for COVID-19 PDF Instructions for people who are in isolation or quarantine at home and for their caregivers. April 3, 2020
Home cleaning guidance for COVID-19 PDF Guidance on how to properly clean and disinfect your home. April 3, 2020
Criteria to discontinue quarantine or isolation PDF Criteria to discontinue quarantine or isolation for persons exposed to or with confirmed/suspected COVID-19. May 8, 2020
Respiratory protection for essential personnel PDF Guidance for essential workers whose job requires them to come in contact with others. April 6, 2020
Stay at home, save your lungs PDF A report showing how restricting business and movement by the public can lower the levels of certain air pollutants in Philadelphia. April 22, 2020
Guidance for people who are going to work during COVID-19 PDF Guidance to help essential workers lessen their risk of getting sick from COVID-19. April 13, 2020
Transporting patients with COVID-19: Guidance for non-professionals PDF Recommendations for how family members and other non-professionals can safely transport someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. April 6, 2020
Notice for community gardeners PDF Health and safety recommendations for people who visit Parks & Recreation community gardens. March 26, 2020

Guidance for businesses, schools, and organizations

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Guidance for essential businesses and organizations PDF Guidance to assist essential businesses and organizations in understanding best practices in the current environment to keep you and your staff safe. May 5, 2020
Guidance for office workers PDF Guidance to assist office administrators in understanding best practices in the current environment to keep office workers safe. May 26, 2020
Guidance for behavioral health and homeless service providers PDF Guidance to assist behavorial health and homeless service providers, including general prevention tips, how to use a mask, reporting an outbreak, and case identification. May 1, 2020
GRAPHIC: A checklist for congregate settings PDF Guidance to assist congregate settings in reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission, including health and safety recommendations and cleaning tips. May 13, 2020
Guidance for congregate settings for residents who use drugs PDF Guidance to assist congregate settings that serve people who use drugs, including recovery resources and strategies to prevent fatal overdose. April 23, 2020
Community facility cleaning guidance for COVID-19 PDF Guidance on cleaning and disinfecting for daycare centers, businesses, and other non-health care settings that are visited by the public. April 8, 2020
Recommendations for child care facilities operating during COVID-19 PDF Guidance on cleaning, hygiene, social distancing, and other preventative measures for child care providers. April 8, 2020
COVID-19 coronavirus and the media PDF Guidance to help members of the media stay safe while fulfilling their critical role. April 6, 2020

Guidance for health care providers

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Infection control guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities PDF Guidance to assist long-term care facilities in preventing the spread of COVID-19. May 18, 2020
Conservation and mitigation in settings with shortages of personal protective equipment PDF Recommendations for how healthcare providers can optimize their supply of personal protective equipment. April 23, 2020
Conservation and safe use of N95 respirators PDF Guidance on how to safely use, remove, and store N95 respirators. April 7, 2020
Conservation and safe re-use of surgical masks PDF Guidance on conserving and safely reusing surgical masks. April 7, 2020

Social distancing posters

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Stay six feet apart in the supermarket (color) PDF A poster that shows how keeping a six-foot distance from other people protects you from catching and spreading COVID-19. Text in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian. April 9, 2020
Stay six feet apart in the supermarket (grayscale) PDF A poster that shows how keeping a six-foot distance from other people protects you from catching and spreading COVID-19. Text in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian. April 9, 2020
Stay six feet apart in the supermarket (grayscale, additional languages) PDF A poster that shows how keeping a six-foot distance from other people protects you from catching and spreading COVID-19. Text in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, French, and Korean. April 9, 2020
Stay six feet apart in line (color) PDF A poster that shows how keeping a six-foot distance from other people protects you from catching and spreading COVID-19. Text in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian. April 13, 2020
Stay six feet apart in line (grayscale) PDF A poster that shows how keeping a six-foot distance from other people protects you from catching and spreading COVID-19. Text in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian. April 14, 2020
What does six feet look like (color) PDF A poster that shows how keeping a six-foot distance from other people protects you from catching and spreading COVID-19. Text in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian. April 13, 2020
What does six feet look like (grayscale) PDF A poster that shows how keeping a six-foot distance from other people protects you from catching and spreading COVID-19. Text in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian. April 13, 2020
Food site health and safety (color & grayscale) PDF A poster of simple instructions to stay safe at food distribution sites. May 1, 2020
Why, when, and how to wear a mask PDF A poster that illustrates why, when, and how to wear a mask to protect you from catching COVID-19 or infecting others. April 29, 2020
How to use a mask (color) PDF A poster that shows the correct way to wear a mask to protect you from catching COVID-19 or infecting others. April 29, 2020
How to use a mask (grayscale) PDF A poster that shows the correct way to wear a mask to protect you from catching COVID-19 or infecting others. April 29, 2020
Apartment living and COVID-19 safety (color) PDF A poster that shows how people who live in apartment buildings can protect themselves from catching COVID-19 and infecting others. Text in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian. May 11, 2020
Apartment living and COVID-19 safety (grayscale) PDF A poster that shows how people who live in apartment buildings can protect themselves from catching COVID-19 and infecting others. Text in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian. May 11, 2020
Elevator safety during COVID-19 PDF A poster that shows how to protect you from catching COVID-19 or infecting others while riding an elevator. Text in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian. April 29, 2020
Worship safely during COVID-19 (color) PDF A poster that shows how to maintain safe worship practices during COVID-19. April 29, 2020
Worship safely during COVID-19 (grayscale) PDF A poster that shows how to maintain safe worship practices during COVID-19. April 29, 2020

Other posters

Title Description Category Author Date Format
COVID-19 fact sheet PDF A poster that defines essential activities and provides tips to stay healthy and recognize symptoms of COVID-19. April 9, 2020
COVID-19 talking points for community leaders PDF A poster to help community leaders share health tips and other information in their neighborhoods. April 14, 2020
Donations needed: Personal protective equipment and testing supplies PDF A poster requesting donations of personal protective equipment and testing supplies for COVID-19. April 3, 2020
Wash your hands PDF A poster outlining the steps for properly washing your hands. April 3, 2020
Know the symptoms PDF A poster that describes the key symptoms of COVID-19. April 3, 2020
Cover your coughs and sneezes PDF A poster promoting good hygiene practices that can slow the spread of COVID-19. April 3, 2020
COVIDPHL text alerts PDF A poster promoting the City's COVID-19 text alerts and website. April 3, 2020
COVID-19 coronavirus advisory PDF A poster that describes the key symptoms of COVID-19 and tells the reader not to enter the location. April 3, 2020
Federal paid sick leave PDF A poster describing workers’ rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. April 3, 2020

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