COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for certain groups. Learn more about the City’s plans for distributing vaccines. If you're interested in getting the vaccine, sign up today!

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The latest news

The vaccine is now available for certain groups. Learn more about the City’s plans for distributing vaccines. If you’re interested in getting the vaccine, sign up today!

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

Last updated:

COVID-19 tracking in Philadelphia: See test results.

Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.


COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (“PDPH”) seeks to expand its usual network of vaccine providers by engaging agencies and organizations to build programs able to administer COVID-19 vaccine to Philadelphia residents. PDPH has contracted with PMHCC to solicit proposals from qualified agencies and organizations to implement the COVID-19 Community Vaccine Program (“the Program”). PDPH will be reviewing the proposals and is solely responsible for selecting qualified organizations to implement the Program.

Read the RFP.


Response to Office of Inspector General’s Public Report on Philly Fighting Covid, Inc.

As directed by the Mayor, the Health Department has developed a plan to strengthen the oversight of the COVID-19 vaccination effort and vaccine providers, and to ensure that all current and future partners deliver vaccine in a safe, equitable, and professional manner. This plan encompasses implementing recommendations and requests made both by the Mayor and the Office of the Inspector General.

Read the plan (PDF).



Quarantine guidance

  • If you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19, quarantine at home for 10 days.
  • You may end quarantine after day 7 if you continue to be asymptomatic and receive a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours before you plan to end quarantine.
  • After stopping quarantine, continue to monitor symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
  • If at any point you develop symptoms of COVID-19 you should begin isolation. Get tested if you can do so without coming into close contact with others.

You are not required to quarantine when exposed to someone with COVID-19 if you have been fully vaccinated and you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • It has been at least 2 weeks after the last dose in the vaccine series; AND,
  • You have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure.

Vaccination is not 100% effective.

  • Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms should be tested.
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate according to CDC guidelines.
  • After vaccination, continue to wear a facemask, distance from others and avoid crowds.

Find out more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Travel recommendations

  • Do not travel if you are sick or if someone in your household is sick.
  • If you plan to travel:
    • Stay six feet apart from anyone not in your household.
    • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
    • Wear a mask whenever you are around others.
    • Do not travel with someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 and is in the quarantine period recommended below.
  • If you have had an exposure to COVID-19 you should quarantine at home for 10 days. If you receive a negative COVID-19 test after day 5, AND you continue to be asymptomatic at day 7, you may end your quarantine period at that time.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you may not need to quarantine if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19. Read more about quarantine after vaccination.

The Health Department recommends that travelers continue to consult the Pennsylvania Department of Health travel recommendations before considering any travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tips on how to travel safely during COVID-19 and a map with recent rates of COVID-19 case by states.


Live streams, press releases, blog posts

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


Coronavirus Interim Racial Equity Plan

The Coronavirus Interim Racial Equity Plan summarizes what the Health Department knows about racial and ethnic inequities and COVID-19, and what we are doing and planning to reduce those disparities. Read the plan.


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. Those who complete the survey will be entered to win one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards as a thank you for your time.

 


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