This page is updated regularly with the latest information and resources about COVID-19 in Philadelphia.
Current situation and risk to Philadelphia
- Number of cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia:
- Number of negative test results of COVID-19 in Philadelphia:
- Number of COVID-19 deaths in Philadelphia:
- Overall risk in Philadelphia: high risk of community transmission
COVID-19 tracking in Philadelphia: See test results.
Safer at Home
Explore “Safer at Home,” a comprehensive guide to the next phase of the City’s strategy to combat the COVID-19 epidemic in Philadelphia.
Protest activities and COVID-19
Because of the large number of people that have participated in protest activities in Philadelphia, the Health Department believes that there may be an increased likelihood that participants may have been exposed to COVID-19. Those who were at or near a protest–even if they wore a mask–should follow these recommendations to combat the spread of the virus:
- Monitor for symptoms like new-onset fever, cough, or shortness of breath for 14 days.
- Try to stay away from other people for 14 days; if you can’t stay at home, be sure to wear a mask properly and try to stay at least six feet from others.
- Get tested for COVID-19 seven days after having been in a crowd; those seeking testing do NOT need to identify that they were at a protest but instead should say they were near someone who may have had COVID-19.
- Use our testing sites map to find a testing site near you. The Health Department is also operating a walk-up testing site in Center City for people who are sick with COVID-19 symptoms. Call (267) 491-5870 for an appointment.
- Find out where to get a COVID-19 test in Philadelphia
- Apply for funding to start a COVID-19 Community Testing Site
- #MaskUpPHL: Why, when, and how to wear a face mask
- MAP: Food resources during COVID-19
- VIDEO: Demonstration of putting on personal protective equipment
- Know your rights as an employee (PDF)
- Criteria to discontinue quarantine or isolation (PDF)
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.
View live streams of press updates by Mayor Kenney, Health Commissioner Tom Farley, and other City officials.
Press updates are held at 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Daily news update (6/4/2020)
To view archived press releases about COVID-19 coronavirus, visit the City’s news archives.
Restrictions on business activity
The City has issued a Business Activity and Stay at Home Order detailing restrictions on business activity in Philadelphia in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These new restrictions took effect on March 23, 2020, at 8 a.m. On May 26, the Stay at Home Order was amended.
Read about the Business Activity and Stay at Home Order.
Events and public gatherings
All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited.