Please refer to the following resources in the coming days and weeks:
• For updated information and guidance from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, visit There is a section specifically dedicated to businesses and nonprofits.
• Require sick staff to stay home. Learn more about Philadelphia’s sick leave policies here.
• Be vigilant in your washing hands and not touching your face.
• Refer to the CDC’s website for additional information.

The Office of Business Services at the Department of Commerce stands ready to support businesses. They can be reached via a hotline (215-683-2100) and by email at

Stay Updated on COVID-19 in Philadelphia
• Sign up to receive updates from the City’s Office of Emergency Management regarding COVID-19 by filling out this form.
• Text the keyword COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive info and updates through Ready Philadelphia, the city’s mass communication system.
• For all information, go to
• Follow the Philadelphia Public Health Department on Twitter for ongoing updates.
• Read about information for businesses and employers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

SBA Guidance & Assistance for Small Businesses
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted information regarding loan programs and guidance for businesses: Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC Guidance & Prevention Protocols for Businesses
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses and is updating them as new developments occur.

Please refer to the following links for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19:

• Resources for Business & Employers

• General Info & FAQs 

•  Steps to Preventing Illness

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

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