Providing Resources & Support During COVID-19
Department Of Health Provides Update On COVID-19: 6,026 Patients Hospitalized And 1,249 Patients In The Intensive Care Unit
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., December 15, that there were 9,556 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 509,320. There are 6,026 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19,...
Department Of Health: Pennsylvania To Receive 97,500 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Going To 87 Hospitals; Philadelphia County To Receive 13,650 Doses
Harrisburg, PA - Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced that Pennsylvania is slated to receive 97,500 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 66 counties, with Philadelphia County receiving its own allotment of 13,650 doses, for a total...
State Police Bureau Of Liquor Control Enforcement December 11-13: 526 Compliance Checks; 14 Notices Of Violation
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers visited 526 licensed liquor establishments from Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 13 to ensure businesses are abiding by COVID-19 mitigation requirements, including the...
Department Of Health Provides Update On COVID-19: 5,970 Patients Hospitalized And 1,227 Patients In The Intensive Care Unit
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., December 14, that there were 7,962 new cases, in addition to 10,684 new cases reported Sunday, December 13 for a two-day total of 18,646 additional positive cases of...
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update for Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Case Increases Above 60,400; Percent Positivity at 16.2% and All 67 Counties with Substantial Transmission
Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard, highlighting a seven-day case increase of 60,412 cases, a...
Gov. Wolf, NJ Gov. Murphy, Protect Our Care Coronavirus War Room Call on Congress to Provide COVID-19 Relief Package Now
Governor Tom Wolf participated in a media call today with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Protect Our Care Coronavirus War Room Director Zac Petkanas to make the case for immediate passage of a much-needed state and local bipartisan Congressional COVID relief...
Department Of Health Provides Update On COVID-19: 5,668 Patients Hospitalized And 1,151 Patients In The Intensive Care Unit
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., December 12, that there were 11,084 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 481,118. There are 5,668 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of...
Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine yesterday testified in front of the Senate, Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety at a hearing entitled, “The Logistics of Transporting a COVID-19 VaccineOpens In...
Governor Tom Wolf announced that on Thursday evening, he received his second negative PCR test since his diagnosis. The governor had a positive PCR test on Tuesday and negative PCR tests on Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. It appears the positive PCR test on...
One day after Governor Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced stricter mitigation measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 cases to protect Pennsylvanians and the state’s health care systems, workers and businesses, health care organizations and...
State Police Bureau Of Liquor Control Enforcement December 7-10: 766 Compliance Checks; 10 Notices Of Violation
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers visited 766 licensed liquor establishments from Monday, December 7 through Thursday, December 10 to ensure businesses are abiding by COVID-19 mitigation requirements that include...
Harrisburg, PA - Acting Education Secretary Noe Ortega and Deputy Secretary Matt Stem hosted a media-only virtual press conference to provide school-specific information related to Governor Wolf's recently announced updated mitigation order. Ortega and Stem also...
Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, Department of Corrections (DOC) leaders began to reorganize the state prison system to continue and improve its COVID-19 mitigation efforts. This 13-day system reset will maximize bed space throughout the DOC and changes the mission of...
Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Announce New Protective Mitigation Efforts to Put Pennsylvania on Pause through Early January
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today implored Pennsylvanians to take the next three weeks and stand united against the virus by adhering to existing mitigation orders and stricter efforts announced...
First Lady Frances Wolf announced today that she has tested negative for COVID-19. She will continue to quarantine at home, as per CDC and Department of Health guidelines. This comes after Governor Tom Wolf tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 8. Governor...
Department Of Health Provides Update On COVID-19: 5,852 Patients Hospitalized And 1,191 Patients In The Intensive Care Unit
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., December 10, that there were 11,972 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 457,289. There are 5,852 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of...
Harrisburg, PA – The Department of State's Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Nov. 29 through Dec. 6. With COVID cases increasing across the commonwealth, the Department of State is...
Governor Tom Wolf announced today that he tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday and is in isolation at home. The governor released the following statement: “During a routine test yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms and am feeling well. I am...
COVID-19 Virtual Vaccine Town Hall
About the Coronavirus
What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating among animals, including camels, cats and bats.
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include:
- Shortness of breath
The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.
How can the Coronavirus spread?
Human coronaviruses spread just like the flu or a cold:
- Through the air by coughing or sneezing;
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it;
- Occasionally, fecal contamination.
How can I help protect myself?
- Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use your hands!
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cell phones, remotes, and other frequently touched items.
- Contain: if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.
In addition, it is recommended that Pennsylvanians take time to prepare now. View the PA Emergency Preparedness Guide.
- Coronavirus fact sheet – DOH (PDF)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) fact sheet – CDC (PDF)
- What to do if you are sick with COVID-19 (PDF)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Isolation vs. Quarantine Infographic – NJDOH (PDF)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ
- Preventing COVID-19 From Spreading to Others in Communities
- Stigma Related to COVID-19
- Share Facts About COVID-19
- Interim Guidance: Get Your Household Ready for COVID-19
- Interim Guidance: Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for COVID-19
- Pandemic Information
- Insurance Coverage and COVID-19 FAQ
Most Philadelphia Workers are Entitled to Sick Leave!
- If you work at a job with 10 or more workers, you must get paid sick leave. Jobs with 9 or fewer workers must give leave but it can be unpaid.
- Full time and part time workers are covered, as long as you work 40 hours per year in Philly.
- You can start using sick time after 90 days on the job and can earn 40 hours per year; one hour for each 40 hours you work.
- Gig workers, independent contractors, union members, seasonal workers and state and federal government workers are not covered by this law
- You are protected from retaliation for taking sick time or asking to take it.
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Sponsored Senior Centers/Satellites
Grab and Go meals, Home Delivered Meal Coordination or Commodities Box Access
North Central Philadelphia
CHCS Norris Square Center
2121 N. Howard St, 19122
Nativity Satellite Program
(Formerly St. Anne’s)
3255 Belgrade St., 19134
King Older Adult Center
2100 W. Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121
Mondays and Wednesdays
Lutheran Settlement House
1340 Frankford Ave., 19125
Food Pantry On Site
Mann Older Adult Center
3201 N. 5th St., 19140
Mondays and Wednesdays
Northern Living Center
827 N Franklin Street, 19123
On Lok House Satellite
219 N. 10th St., 19107
PSC – Allegheny Branch
1900 W. Allegheny Ave., 19132
Mondays and Thursdays
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave., 19144
The Center at Journey’s Way
403 Rector St., 19128
Northeast Older Adult Center
8101 Bustleton Ave., 19152
Mondays and Wednesdays
Peter Bressi NE Senior Center
4744-46 Frankford Ave., 19124
Kleinlife Northeast &
Kleinlife Russian Satellite
10100 Jamison Ave., 19116
Juniata Park Older Adult Center
1251 E Sedgley Avenue, 19134
Mondays and Wednesdays
Firehouse Active Adult Center
5331 Haverford Ave., 19139
West Philadelphia Senior Community Center
1016-26 N. 41st St., 19104
St. Edmonds Senior Community Center CHCS (Formerly St. Charles)
2130 S 21st St, 19145
Marconi Older Adult Program
2433 S. 15th St., 19145
PSC-Avenue of the Arts and Asian- Pacific Senior Resource Center
509 S. Broad St., 19147
Mondays and Thursdays
CHCS Star Harbor Sr. Center Satellite
4700 Springfield Ave., 19143
Southwest Senior Center
6916 Elmwood Ave., 19142
How you can get tested for coronavirus in Philadelphia and Montgomery County
Philadelphia, Montgomery County and the immediate region remain the epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 71 cases in Montgomery County, 69 in Philadelphia, 33 in Delaware County, 24 in Bucks County, and 19 in Chester County.
As such, public health officials like Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is cautioning against interactions that would lead to community spread. A second person has died and Dr. Levine is reminding people to follow recommended practices and to stay home to prevent unintentional spread of this deadly disease.
To help prevent overextending our existing health infrastructure, officials urge people to self-assess whether they are sick and be mindful that there are a limited amount of coronavirus tests and resources available at this time. Follow the link to a fact sheet to learn more about testing.
If you are experiencing symptoms and in need of testing here are organizations providing coronavirus COVID-19 tests in the Philadelphia region:
- CHOP in West Philly
- Multiple locations of Jefferson Health
- Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia
- Temple’s main campus
- Multiple locations of Penn Medicine
- Multiple locations of PHMC
- Multiple locations of Trinity Health
Drive through testing is available at:
Here is guide issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, helping provide clear guidance and direction in response to coronavirus COVID-19.