Providing Resources & Support During COVID-19
Harrisburg, PA - As Pennsylvanians continue to do their part by adopting healthy behaviors to combat the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine amended existing COVID-19 orders to allow for adjusted capacity to...
Department Of Health Adds Testing Site In Indiana County And Extends Site In Centre County In Effort To Contain Local Spread Of COVID-19
Harrisburg, PA - Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced beginning Thursday, October 8, an outdoor walk-up and drive-thru testing clinic will be held at the Indiana Mall in Indiana County to help contain the recent rapid increase in COVID-19 cases....
Department Of Health Shares Weekly Update On COVID-19 Investigations, Contact Tracing, Monitoring Efforts
Harrisburg, PA - The Department of Health today shared its weekly update on Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing data and encouraged Pennsylvanians to download the COVID Alert PA app to aid in contact tracing efforts. “Contact...
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. Updates are released each Monday. The update includes the...
State Police Bureau Of Liquor Control Enforcement October 2-4: 839 Compliance Checks; 10 Notices Of Violation
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers visited 839 licensed liquor establishments from Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4 to ensure businesses are abiding by COVID-19 mitigation requirements that include social...
Harrisburg, PA - Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today urged residents to get their flu vaccine at the start of flu season as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “Every flu season is different, but this flu season leaves a lot of unknowns,” Dr. Levine said....
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., October 5, that there were 672 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 164,207. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The...
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Businesses in every county were...
Department Of Health Provides Update On COVID-19, 2,251 Two-Day Positives Bring Statewide Total To 163,535
Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., October 4, there were 2,251 additional cases of COVID-19 over two days, bringing the statewide total to 163,535. A technical issue that is now...
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., October 2, that there were 1,161 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 161,284. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The...
State Police Bureau Of Liquor Control Enforcement September 30-October 1: 947 Compliance Checks; Nine Notices Of Violation
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers visited 947 licensed liquor establishments from Wednesday, September 30 through Thursday, October 1 to ensure businesses are abiding by COVID-19 mitigation requirements that include...
HARRISBURG, PA – In recognition of this year's annual observance of "Fire Prevention Week," State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego is reminding Pennsylvanians who are spending more time at home due to COVID-19 to be mindful of in-home fire safety. "With more and...
Pennsylvanians Reminded About The Importance Of Protecting Their Information Online During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Harrisburg, PA - With an ongoing surge of cyber-attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wolf Administration is reminding Pennsylvanians about the need to protect their information online. “Online criminals will try to exploit any situation to steal the personal...
With the launch of the exposure notification apps COVID Alert NJ and COVID Alert NY, Pennsylvanians who downloaded COVID Alert PA will now be able to get notifications to their smart phones if they are exposed to COVID-19 when they travel to these states or to...
Gov. Wolf: We Must Protect the ACA and Access to Health Care for Women Amid COVID-19 and Supreme Court Vacancy
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Kristine Howard and Senator Tim Kearney to discuss the importance of preserving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to protect women’s health care, now more than ever amid COVID-19 and the Supreme Court vacancy. Under the ACA,...
Harrisburg, PA - Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today emphasized the importance of continuing breast and cervical cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state has seen many women and transgender individuals postpone these essential screenings...
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., October 1, that there were 1,156 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 160,123. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19....
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding reminded Pennsylvania restaurant owners that they may increase indoor capacity from 25 percent to 50 percent...
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.