Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Guidance documents

This page includes guidance to help you care for yourself and your loved ones. Guidance for businesses, schools, and organizations can be found on the City’s Reopening with Care site.

For guidance in multiple languages, visit translated documents.

For posters and graphics, visit posters and our Facebook page.

To read blog posts about COVID-19, visit news archives.

Health care providers can get the latest disease guidance about COVID-19 on the Health Department’s Health Information Portal.

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Size limits for events and gatherings in Philadelphia PDF Guidance that describes the City of Philadelphia's restrictions on the size of events and gatherings. October 13, 2020
FAQ: Size limits for events and gatherings in Philadelphia PDF Frequently asked questions about the City of Philadelphia's size limits on events and gatherings. October 13, 2020
How to have a safe, not-so-scary Halloween PDF Ground rules for a safe Halloween season. October 6, 2020
Answer the call: Contact tracing in Philadelphia PDF A flyer that encourages people to speak with contact tracers to reduce and stop the spread of COVID-19. In English and Spanish. October 7, 2020
Recommendations for household members awaiting test results PDF Guidance for people living with someone awaiting a COVID-19 test result. October 6, 2020
How can I protect myself from COVID-19? PDF Illustrated guidance on how to practice good health habits during COVID-19. May 8, 2020
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
When is it safe for a worker to return to work after COVID-19? PDF Illustrated guidance to help workers and employers understand when it is safe for someone to return to work after COVID-19. July 28, 2020
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
When to seek medical attention PDF Illustrated guidance on what should you do if you think you have COVID-19. May 8, 2020
Home care instructions for COVID-19 PDF Written instructions on how to care for yourself or another person in your home. July 28, 2020
Home care instructions for COVID-19 (illustrated) PDF Illustrated instructions on how to care for yourself or another person in your home. September 15, 2020
Home cleaning guidance for COVID-19 PDF Illustrated instructions on how to properly clean and disinfect your home. May 18, 2020
Safety 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. July 29, 2020
Caregiver’s guide to childcare PDF We can all do our part to help children and staff at childcare and early education centers stay healthy and safe while Philadelphia reopens with care. July 3, 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
Guidance for businesses and organizations PDF Best practice recommendations to help businesses and organizations keep their employees safe. July 23, 2020

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