Current situation and risk to Philadelphia
Masks strongly recommended in indoor public settings.
- Average new cases per day: 202
- Case increase: Less than 50% in the previous 10 days
- Hospitalizations: 257
Last updated: January 25, 2023
At-home COVID-19 tests
Get free at-home COVID-19 tests this winter: Every U.S. household is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests.
Need help placing an order for your at-home tests? Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).
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Isolation and quarantine guidance
Follow the latest CDC guidance for isolation timing if you tested positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms and have not tested. You will also find guidance on what to do if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
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.
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 for an additional 5 days.
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.