Covid-19 Resources

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April 13, 2020

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This page is updated regularly with the latest local information and resources about COVID-19 coronavirus. Updated: Oct 20, 2022


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Please note, our office has moved to hybrid working status to continue serving our clients, partners, and community with the same excellent service that you have come to expect from us.

  • Business Builder Workshops: All workshops have moved online. You can continue to RVSP here.
  • Navy Yard Updates: Information for all Covid-19-related updates at the Navy Yard can be found here.
  • Navy Yard Events & Activities: In-person events at the Navy Yard are back! Click here to view our full list of activities.


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CDC Reopening Resources

City of Philadelphia

  • Permanent Outdoor Dining Program provides restaurant owners with new annual licensing options for outdoor dining on city streets. View here
  • Business Resource Tool Finder connects local business owners and entrepreneurs with organizations that offer guidance on starting, running, and growing a business. View here
  • Business Tax Relief consists of tax credits that are available to businesses in Philadelphia. View here
  • Office of Business Services at the Department of Commerce stands ready to support businesses. View resources here.
  • Social Distancing Posters are available to help you operate your essential business. Posters are available in different languages. – View and download

Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Info Hub contains legislative updates and crisis support for businesses. View Link

Giving Tuesday Philanthropy Circle’s toolkit helps organizations make the most of this day for national giving. View toolkit

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) provides resources for coping with stress during an infectious outbreak. Download PDF

Additional Resources from PIDC Partners

  • Clarifi has financial counselors to help you manage and strategize through this health and economic crisis. Visit Website
  • Coriell Life Sciences’ Return to Work Program is designed to help organizations,businesses, colleges, and universities determine how and when to return to operations and how to maintain health safety.
  • DVIRC has Covid-19 information and resources for the manufacturing community. Visit Website
  • PECO provides programs for assistance during Covid-19. View here
  • Philadelphia VIP offers free legal services. – View here
  • Temple Small Business Development Center provides resources for individuals looking to start or grow a business. View resources.
  • Women’s Business Enterprise Center provides WBENC women business enterprise certification (WBE), programs, and services that foster business between WBEs, corporations and government agencies. View resources.
  • Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) promotes social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. Get more information.

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City of Philadelphia

  • General updates on all things Covid-19 from the City of Philadelphia can be found here.
  • Updates on COVID-19 are available via daily press releases which can be found here in the City’s news archive.
  • Department of Public Health text alerts provide the latest updates to those who text COVIDPHL to 888-777 and connect with them via Twitter and Facebook
  • Call 311 with any questions about City services or the City’s response to COVID-19.

What to know about monkeypox in Philadelphia: View here
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  • CDC Planning Checklist is a checklist written for large businesses during the Influenza pandemic, but you can use it as a guide in monitoring your company and being prepared. Download PDF
  • Emergency Planning Process Checklist provides emergency business planning  forms that will make life less difficult during a crisis for you and your employees. Download PDF

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PA Career Link provides systems and services for job seekers and employers. View resources

O’Connor Group Office steps in as industry-specialists to help companies attract, retain, and engage the best employees, while building the solid HR infrastructure you need to thrive. Get more information here

PA Department of Labor & Industry provides updated information about Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation program, how to apply for benefits, maintain eligibility, report fraud, and more. Learn more

City of Philadelphia shares a list of updated regulations enforced by various departments, boards, commissions, and offices of the City. View here

What to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19 at work View here
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Click here to view our funding page for a full list of opportunities for your business, project, and/or organization.
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Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is the national health protection agency working to protect people from health, safety, and security threats. Visit Website

Vaccine information

Philadelphia Department of Public Health provides updated information and guidance for COVID-19. There is a section specifically for businesses, schools, and nonprofits.

WHO (World Health Organization) primarily directs international health within the United Nations’ system and leads global health responses Visit Website
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Philadelphia Tax Center is the best way to pay, file, and amend business taxes for 2015 and later. View resource

Get Real Estate Tax Relief assistance programs are available for owner-occupied households. View here


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