Current situation and risk to Philadelphia
Masks strongly recommended in indoor public settings.
- Average new cases per day: 205
- Case increase: Less than 50% in the previous 10 days
- Hospitalizations: 179
Cases last updated: September 20, 2022
Hospitalizations last updated: September 14, 2022
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Isolation and quarantine guidance
Follow the latest CDC guidance for updated isolation and quarantine periods.
This guidance applies to the general public. It does not apply to:
- Healthcare workers.
- People who work or live in congregate settings.
- Schools, daycares, and other childcare settings.
- Confinement facilities.
As more information becomes available from the CDC, specific guidance for the above individuals and settings will be posted on this website.
Note: Individuals with COVID-19 are most likely to transmit infection in the first 5 days after symptoms start or after their positive test. People who leave isolation after 5 days should be fever free and with improving symptoms. They must wear a mask at all times when around others and must eat in a space separate from others. Individuals with COVID-19 should not return to work unless they have a room to eat by themselves. Employers cannot require individuals with COVID-19 to return to work if they cannot provide a safe space for them to eat without exposing others.
COVID-19 emergency orders
The City of Philadelphia has issued several emergency orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is sending texts and emails to contact individuals who have recently been tested for COVID-19.
The individualized survey link invitation will come from the phone number 1-855-270-3571.
Individuals are asked to complete a brief survey to help the Philadelphia Department of Public Health better understand and monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Philadelphia. Questions address demographic details and recent activities and exposures. Participation is voluntary.