Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
August 21, 2020
PHLCVB Official Update on COVID-19
Following the Business Activity and the Stay-at-Home Order, the City of Philadelphia has released its Reopening with Care strategy with the goal of safely reopening businesses and restoring low risk activities. On August 20, the City announced the next phase of this strategy which will allow indoor dining to reopen on September 8, and for select recreational and entertainment venues, including bowling alleys, arcades and game spaces to reopen immediately. For restaurant owners and operators, view the full list of restrictions for restaurants and food trucks.
Its important to remember that COVID-19 is still a risk, and guidelines should be adhered to reduce the spread. For complete details on permissible activities and the City of Philadelphia’s response to reopening and recovery, view the City’s updated executive orders. As the city begins to reopen, we want to continue the progress in limiting COVID-19 cases. That means committing to these three things any time you are outside the home:
- Wear a mask.
- Keep at least six feet from others.
- Wash your hands frequently.
PHLCVB Response to City of Philadelphia Mandate on Public Gatherings
The City of Philadelphia announced that it is canceling all large public events on public property like parades and major outdoor concerts through February 2021. Public events do not include private meetings, conventions or events held in controlled environments and venues like hotels or the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It also does not include sporting events held at sports stadiums. The PHLCVB is in close contact with the City of Philadelphia and its public health officials regarding all event regulations and will provide regular updates to its customers and members as the situation evolves. Please contact the PHLCVB sales team with any questions.
City of Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline:
The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health has activated a Coronavirus Helpline, 1-800-722-7112. The Helpline, free and available 24/7, is a resource that anyone in the Greater Philadelphia area is encouraged to use to answer questions about COVID-19. Staffed by medical experts, the helpline will help answer questions, including:
- Symptoms and risk factors for the coronavirus
- What to do if you think you may have been exposed
- Testing resources
- Recommendations for social distancing
Additional Official Resources:
Health and Safety:
Information for Travelers:
If at any time the PHLCVB receives new guidance from the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or its partner organizations, we will promptly update this page.
These links will update in real time by each organization.