The City has issued a new Business Activity and Stay at Home Order restricting business activity, personal activity, and congregation in Philadelphia. Get updates about COVID-19 in Philadelphia: phila.gov/COVID-19
In effect: 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17 until further notice

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Parks & Rec to reopen four bridges in Wissahickon Valley Park

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation has reopened four bridges in Wissahickon Valley Park. The bridges serve pedestrians and cyclists using the Wissahickon Valley Park multi-use path. Located near “Ten Box,” they connect the Forbidden Drive and Lincoln Drive sections of the path.
 
In late February, a vehicular accident damaged one of the bridges. The City of Philadelphia closed the bridge, made repairs, and determined it is now safe to use.
 
Parks & Rec will close and rehabilitate the four bridges later this year. A detour route will be posted before work begins. These plans were underway before the February vehicular accident.
 
Parks & Rec thanks residents for their patience while experts assessed the bridge’s condition.
 
If you go:
  • Remember that a Stay at Home Order is in effect.
  • Outdoor activities such as walking, running, and cycling are permitted.
  • Follow social distancing rules (maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and others).

Changes to Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund Program

The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Program offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program, administered by the Department of Commerce and PIDC, aims to provide relief to selected small businesses in order to help them survive this crisis and retain as many employees as possible. Due to extraordinary demand and limited resources, read here for changes to this program that go into effect on March 30 at 5 p.m.

  • The application for micro-enterprise grants is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

You can find the application here.

Resources available for businesses

Information and resources are available for businesses affected by COVID-19. Find them here.

Register for L&I eCLIPSE public training sessions via webinar.

L&I is offering eCLIPSE public training webinars during the week of March 30th. If you register, you will receive emailed instructions closer to the webinar date about how to participate.

Slots are still available in both sessions. Please register below.

Register

  •  Monday, March 30th
  • Tuesday, March 31st

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After this training course, you will be able to:

      • Create a user account.
      • Navigate the home page.
      • Make a permit application.
      • Access the review results.
      • Manage inspections.

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Upcoming events

  • Mar
    31
    SBA Emergency Loan Webinar: Process for applying and FAQ's
    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    SBA Emergency Loan Webinar: Process for applying and FAQ's

    March 31, 2020
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers will be providing webinars covering how a business or non-profit can apply for a federal Small Business Administration disaster loans.


    Register here: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26685

    Description:

    Do you have questions about the SBA Emergency loan for small business owners. This no-cost webinar is designed to provide our small business clients with answers to help you understand: 1) who is eligible for an SBA Emergency loan, 2) what you need to have in hand before filing your application 3) understand realistic timelines for approval/closing on your loan 4) helpful guides to help you estimate your economic loss to SBA Facilitating the call is PASBDC director of capital acquisition, Marcia McGavisk. Marcia brings over 25 years of commercial SBA 7A lending experience and she has experience as VP of Operations with one of the largest SBA 504 lenders in the Commonwealth. Because of the anticipated number of people on this webinar, we will take questions through chat and we will try to address as many questions as possible in the one-hour time slot that we have available.
  • Mar
    31
    Lunch in LOVE
    11:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Lunch in LOVE

    March 31, 2020
    11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 4 hours
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    Get the latest updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages for #LunchinLOVE
  • Mar
    31
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at COVID-19 Press Conference
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at COVID-19 Press Conference

    March 31, 2020
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
    The Mayor will join Health Commissioner Dr. Farley, Managing Director Brian Abernathy, and other officials to provide an update on the City’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus in Philadelphia. Updates will be provided virtually.
  • Mar
    31
    Women 2 Women Webinar: Cybersecurity and Remote Work
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Women 2 Women Webinar: Cybersecurity and Remote Work

    March 31, 2020
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour

    Women's Business Enterprise Center (WBEC-East) is hosting the Women 2 Women Webinar.


    This special edition of our Women 2 Women webinar will provide guidance on how to keep your systems secure while moving to remote work. 


    We'll cover tips, tricks and guidelines to a remote workforce, including: 

    -Risk mitigation 

    -Technological modifications 

    -Legal obligations 

    Location/link for webinar: https://ic.wbeceast.com/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=10400020 







  • Mar
    31
    Laughter Yoga at Lloyd Hall
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Lloyd Hall,

    Laughter Yoga at Lloyd Hall

    March 31, 2020
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    Lloyd Hall,
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    Laughter Yoga is a unique concept where ANYONE can laugh for no reason- without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. We initiate laughter as an exercise in a group. It combines laughter exercises with Yoga breathing- which makes one feel more energetic and healthy! All Ages-- anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian https://www.facebook.com/events/575800873021659/?event_time_id=575800889688324

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