COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is available to everyone 12 and older! Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The latest news

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:

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

COVID-19 emergency orders

The City of Philadelphia has issued several emergency orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the latest emergency orders.



Request for proposal: COVID-19 testing services for non-district K-12 schools

The Health Department seeks to engage a vendor or vendors to provide in-school COVID-19 testing services to K-12 schools (students and staff) that are not affiliated with the School District of Philadelphia, starting with the fall semester 2021. The opportunity also encompasses outreach and marketing services to ensure that such schools are aware of the availability of COVID-19 testing services.

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.

If you are fully vaccinated, you should get tested after exposure to someone with COVID-19. The test should be performed 3-5 days after exposure.

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

  • It has been at least 2 weeks after your single dose or after the 2nd 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 as soon as possible.
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate according to CDC guidelines.
  • After vaccination, follow guidance for wearing a mask, especially while indoors and avoid crowds.

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.

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.


Response to the 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 Inspector General.