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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

COVID-19 Community Levels: The CDC provides updates to help individuals and communities take prevention steps based on the latest data. See Philadelphia’s current community level.


Data tracking

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).

Press releases, blog posts, and live streams

Visit our archive of press releases, blog posts, and live streams on YouTube and Facebook.

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.

Read the latest emergency orders.

SMS survey

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.