COVID-19 information: The City's Business Activity and Stay at Home Order is in effect until further notice. For the latest information, visit phila.gov/COVID-19. Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.
In effect: 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17 until further notice

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Join the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal

If your Philadelphia business manufactures or can pivot to manufacturing COVID-19-related supplies, submit your information to the portal to help the City identify opportunities and solutions. 

No recycling April 6-11 as City moves to every-other-week schedule

The Streets Department has announced changes to recycling pickup during COVID-19. Beginning April 6, recycling will be collected on an every-other-week schedule. There will be no recycling April 6-11. Collection will start the week of April 13 and continue every other week until at least May 15. Trash collection will continue on or close to schedule. To report a missed pickup, contact Philly311.

Week of:

  • April 6 – Trash collection only
    • Note: there will be no trash collection Friday, April 10 due to the holiday. Friday’s trash will be collected on Saturday, April 11.
  • April 13 – Trash and recycling collection
  • April 20 – Trash collection only
  • April 27 – Trash and recycling collection
  • May 4 – Trash collection only
  • May 11 – Trash and recycling collection

Parks & Rec sites participate in “Philly Shines Blue”

The most iconic buildings and landmarks in Philadelphia will shine blue on World Health Day, Tuesday, April 7.

“Philly Shines Blue” will honor the heroic healthcare workers and first responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Three dozen buildings from Center City to South Philadelphia will change their facade lights to blue. These include important Parks & Rec sites. The lightings will continue each Tuesday in April.
 
The Parkway Council initiated the lighting project in partnership with:

Participating Parks & Rec sites include:

Other sites interested in taking part should contact BOMA at info@bomaphila.com or 215-567-1775.

City is contacting people who have tested positive for COVID-19

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is sending texts and emails to contact individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who may have come in contact with a person with COVID-19.

Individuals are asked to complete a brief survey to help the Health Department better understand and monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Philadelphia.  Questions address demographic details, signs and symptoms, and information about exposure history, travel, and hospitalization. Participation is voluntary.

Learn more about the City’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

 

Action guides

Upcoming events

  • Apr
    6
    Find FREE Meals while Schools are closed!
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Find FREE Meals while Schools are closed!

    April 6, 2020
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Beginning Monday, March 23rd, families can pick up meals at 80 locations.


    See attached pdf for details.
  • Apr
    6
    Webinar: Cash Flow Management
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Webinar: Cash Flow Management

    April 6, 2020
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 2 hours
  • Apr
    6
    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Application Workshop
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Application Workshop

    April 6, 2020
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 2 hours

    * Please note we are now only offering this opportunity via phone*


    Monday, April 6, 2020 4:00 PM -  6:00 PM 

    Sign up for a 15 minute phone call with Serve VISTA Program Staff

    • Learn about the Serve VISTA program; 49 positions available across 20 City departments
    • Receive 1-on-1 help with the application process
    • Explore in-service benefits of becoming a Serve VISTA, including: living stipend, education award, transpass, and professional development


    RSVP here: http://bit.ly/VISTA2020 
  • Apr
    7
    Webinar: Rebuilding Customer Relations + Social Media Presence in response to a Disaster
    8:00 am to 9:00 am

    Webinar: Rebuilding Customer Relations + Social Media Presence in response to a Disaster

    April 7, 2020
    8:00 am to 9:00 am, 1 hour
     Jamie Shanker-Passero (215) 204-2375

     Webinar
     COVID-19, Marketing/Sales


    In light of current events, we have postponed our Small Business Marketing Bootcamp at Reading Terminal. We will let you know when we are able to reschedule. In its place, please join us for a webinar in partner with Slice Communications on tackling marketing in times of a crisis. a Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration


    https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26668
  • Apr
    7
    Webinar: Guide to Understanding the SBA EIDL and Payroll Protection Loan Application Process
    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Webinar: Guide to Understanding the SBA EIDL and Payroll Protection Loan Application Process

    April 7, 2020
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center is hosting a webinar on the SBA's Payroll Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

    Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEgdsLqPclw&feature=youtu.be

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