Covid-19 Resources

This page is updated regularly with the latest local information and resources about COVID-19 coronavirus. Updated: June 18, 2020



WE ARE OPEN

Our offices are physically closed and our staff is working remotely to continue providing the same excellent client service that you have come to expect from us. PIDC continues to be open for business, and we want to assure our clients and partners that we are continuing to work for you. #OpenInPHL

  • A Message From Our President: See email.
  • Business Builder Workshops: All workshops will be moving to online webinars. You can continue to RVSP online and you will be provided with the webinar link closer to the event date.
  • Navy Yard Updates: Information for all events and activities scheduled to take place at the Navy Yard can be found here.

RESTART

  • What the yellow phase means for Philadelphia?See Link
  • Industry Specific Guidance for Reopening – See PDFs
  • The City’s Reopening FrameworkSafer at Home: Next Phase of Our Strategy to Combat the COVID-19 Epidemic in PhiladelphiaDownload PDF
  • Safety Checklist for City’s Reopening – All businesses must follow eight comment elements for operating. See PDF


RESOURCES


BUSINESS CLOSURES

  • City of Philadelphia
  • State of PA
    • Stay At Home Order
      • Gov. Wolf issues Stay At Home order for 7 counties including Philadelphia. Read More 3/23/20
      • Stay At Home Guidance: What does it mean to stay at home? See PDF
    • Non-Life Sustaining Businesses Close – Gov. Wolf’s update on business closures. Read More 3/20/2020
    • List of Business Closures. See PDF

FUNDING & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Visit our funding and financial assistance page for a full list of opportunities.

BUSINESS SUPPORT

  • Carry Out PA – Encourage all your favorite restaurants to join this list. Find out who is offering takeout, delivery, and/or curbside service. – Link
  • CDC Reopening Resourceslink
  • City of Philadelphia
    • Offices 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.
  • Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Info Hub – Contains legislative updates and crisis support for businesses. See Link
  • #GivingTuesdayNow – Philanthropy Circle’s toolkit to help organizations make the most of this day for national giving. – Toolkit
  • SAMHSA – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Servcies – Coping with Stress During Infectious Outbreak. Download PDF
  • Social Distancing Posters – Operating an essential business? Download, print, and hang these informational posters about social distancing in your business. Different languages available. – Download
  • From Our Partners
    • Clarifi – Has financial counselors to help manage and strategize you through this health and economic crisis. Visit Website
    • Coriell Life SciencesReturn to Work Program is designed to help organizations, city and state governments, and colleges and universities determine how and when to return to operations and how to maintain health safety.
    • DVIRC – Covid-19 information and resources for the manufacturing community. Visit Website
    • PECO – Assistance programs during Covid-19. See Link
    • Philadelphia VIP – Free Legal Service – See Link
    • Temple Small Biz Development Center
    • Women’s Business Enterprise Center – Offers assistance with preparing SBA EIDL applications and ongoing workshops. Visit Website
    • WORC Online Business Continuity Class – This class is designed to help you navigate your business through these uncertain times. Fill out this form to get more details. Sign Up

WEBINARS

  • Comcast Business Community – Weekly series. Ends 4/30/20 – Link
  • PA SBDC – Small Business Develoment Center’s webinars on the SBA EIDL program
  • PIDC – All of our webinar recordings in one place. See Link
  • Free – Visit our Event page to see various free workshops from our partners about COVID-19. See Link

EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT

  • Dept of Labor & Industry – Pennsylvanians looking for work can now find life-sustaining businesses that are hiring through a new online COVID-19 job portal.
  • Essential Business Hires in Philadelphia AreaSee Link
  • O’Connor Group Office Hours – See Link
  • PA Department of Labor & Industry – COVID-19 and Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation benefits. Read 3/16/2020 Press Release
  • PA Career Link: Unemployment Compensation has provided a one pager response to COVID-19. Download PDF
  • Sick Leave Policies require sick staff to stay home. Learn more about Philadelphia’s sick leave policies here.
  • What to Do if an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19Download PDF

TAXES

  • Extension of Property & Business Tax DeadlinesSee Link
  • Tax Explanation: Family First Act Link
  • PA Businesses to Benefit from Waiver for Prepayments of Sales TaxLink

EMERGENCY CHECKLISTS

  • CDC Planning Checklist – This is a checklist was 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 – If you have never planned for an emergency, here are forms that will make life less difficult during a crisis for you and your employees. Download PDF

PUBLIC HEALTH

  • CDC (The Center for Disease Control & Prevention) – Leading national public health institute of the United States. Visit Website
  • Drive-Through Testing Site at Citizens Bank Park – Open daily from 2-6PM until supplies last. Read 3/20/2020 Press Release
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health provides updated information and guidance for COVID-19. There is a section specfically for businesses and nonprofits.
  • WHO (World Health Organization) – Specialized agency of the United Nations responseible for international public health. Visit Website

CITY ALERTS & UPDATES

  • Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to get updates to your phone.
  • Watch the City’s daily 1 p.m. briefing on:http://Phila.gov/PHLgovTV
    • Twitter or Facebook
    • Phila.gov/PHLgovTV
    • Comcast channels 64 and 1164
    • Verizon channels 40 and 41
  • Visit phila.gov/covid-19 for the latest updates and information.
  • Call 311 with any questions about City services or the City’s response to COVID-19.