Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

How you can help

Learn how you can support your community during COVID-19.

The PHL COVID-19 Fund will offer grants to Greater Philadelphia nonprofits that serve at-risk populations, including:

  • Seniors.
  • People with disabilities.
  • The economically disadvantaged.
  • Those who are experiencing homelessness.

These grants will help nonprofits continue to provide community safety nets such as food pantries and health services. They will also enable nonprofits to offer preparedness and protection services, such as hygiene supplies and access to accurate information.

Donate to the PHL COVID-19 Fund

Work with us

The Department of Public Health is hiring for a variety of new positions to support the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To review current job opportunities, visit:

The CDC Foundation is hiring for positions to provide clinical expertise and support to the Health Department’s ongoing COVID-19 response activities:

Apply for a Request for Proposal (RFP)

COVID-19 Community Testing Program
The Department of Public Health is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to expand the availability of COVID-9 testing, particularly among people who are at high risk for acquiring or transmitting the infection. Find out more about applying to start a COVID-19 Community Testing Program.

COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Program
The Department of Public Health is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to help provide the support and/or services needed to ensure successful isolation and quarantine for people with or exposed to COVID-19.  Find out more about applying to start a COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Program.

Health care providers are experiencing serious shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Without this equipment, providers are in danger of becoming sick or transmitting the COVID-19 coronavirus to others.

The City is currently seeking donations of protective equipment and supplies, including:

  • N95 respirators and face masks.
  • Disposable or washable surgical masks, dust masks, or other protective masks that cover the mouth and nose.
  • Disposable and washable gowns.
  • Eye protection.
  • Gloves.
  • Swabs.

All items should be in the manufacturer’s original packaging and unopened. We cannot accept open products or homemade items.

Donate personal protective equipment (PPE)

Hunger among those who are unsheltered is rising. Meal sites throughout Philadelphia are facing increased demand.

If you would like to donate food to help feed hungry Philadelphians, you can schedule a pickup through the Food Connect website or input the donation into the Food Connect App for iPhones.

Become a Community Response Captain

COVID-19 Community Response Captains are trusted messengers equipped with the resources to provide support to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for a training in English, Spanish, French, or Chinese.

Be counted

Philly Counts 2020 is the City’s effort to support the next United States Census. Every 10 years, the United States Constitution requires a count (or “census”) of the entire country’s population. This information is used to:

  • Determine representation in Congress.
  • Distribute more than $675 billion in federal funding to states and communities.
  • Allocate resources for job creation, housing, infrastructure, and more.

In this way, the 2020 census will significantly affect Philadelphia. A complete and accurate count is vital.

Learn how you can take part in the 2020 census.


Join the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of more than 2,500 volunteers who serve the City during public health emergencies and large-scale events. This unit is part of the national MRC program, which is run through the Office of the Surgeon General.

Clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed. You must be at least 18 years old to join.

Apply to join the MRC

Browse local volunteer opportunities

The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service can connect you with volunteer positions in Philadelphia. Learn how to use the Mayor’s Volunteer Corps portal and find service opportunities near you.