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

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 coronavirus resources

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

This collection includes:

For additional resources in multiple languages, see multi-language resources.

* 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
Why, when, and how to wear a mask PDF Instructions on why, when, and how to wear a mask to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 coronavirus. April 6, 2020
Respiratory protection for essential personnel PDF Guidance for essential workers whose job requires them to come in contact with others. April 6, 2020
Food resources during COVID-19 PDF Information about where to get free meal services or food assistance. April 3, 2020
Home cleaning guidance for COVID-19 PDF Guidance on how to properly clean and disinfect your home. April 3, 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
Recommendations on recent travel to New York City PDF Guidance on self-quarantine for people who have recently visited New York City or select counties in New Jersey. April 3, 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 6, 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
Resources for Philadelphia families during COVID-19 PDF Information about where to get breastfeeding support and child care supplies like diapers, formula, and food. March 27, 2020
Notice for community gardeners PDF Health and safety recommendations for people who visit Parks & Recreation community gardens. March 26, 2020
COVID-19 testing: Who should get tested and where testing is available PDF Information about who should get tested and where testing is available in Philadelphia. April 6, 2020
Guidance for congregate settings PDF Guidance on preventing or responding to the spread of COVID-19 in congregate settings like residential facilities. March 20, 2020
Guidance for seniors and people with chronic health conditions PDF Guidance to help seniors and people with chronic health conditions lessen their risk of getting sick with COVID-19. March 19, 2020
Sex during COVID-19 coronavirus PDF Strategies for safer sex and intimacy during COVID-19. April 6, 2020

Guidance for businesses, schools, and organizations

Title Description Category Author Date Format
What to do if an employee tests positive PDF Best practices for essential businesses and organizations, including what to do if an employee has a possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection. April 6, 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 farmers’ markets during COVID-19 PDF Health and safety recommendations for operators of farmers' markets. March 30, 2020
Letter to City of Philadelphia employees about COVID-19 PDF Information to help employees protect themselves from COVID-19 and the protocol for employees who test positive for the virus. March 25, 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. March 15, 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. March 24, 2020
Letter to business owners and executives about COVID-19 PDF A letter from the Department of Public Health that outlines how businesses can slow the spread of COVID-19. March 2, 2020

Guidance for health care providers

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Conservation and safe use of N95 respirators PDF Guidance on how to safely use, remove, and store N95 respirators. March 30, 2020
Conservation and safe re-use of surgical masks PDF Guidance on conserving and safely reusing surgical masks. March 21, 2020
Conservation and mitigation in settings with shortages of personal protective equipment PDF Recommendations for how health care providers can optimize their supply of personal protective equipment. March 21, 2020

Social distancing posters

Other posters

Title Description Category Author Date Format
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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