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This page is updated regularly with the latest local information and resources about COVID-19 coronavirus. Updated: March 26, 2020

Resource Links

BUSINESS CLOSURES

FUNDING & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

BUSINESS SUPPORT

EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT

EMERGENCY CHECKLIST

PUBLIC HEALTH

CITY ALERTS & UPDATES


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.


RESOURCES

BUSINESS CLOSURES

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FUNDING & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • City Level
    • Philadelphia Covid-19 Small Business Relief Fund - Tiered fund designed to provide immediate relief – in the form of grants and zero-interest loans - to Philadelphia businesses with revenues under $5 million negatively impacted by COVID-19. Apply Now
    • PHL COVID-19 Fund - to aid nonprofits that are on the frontline of the pandemic, providing urgent resources throughout the Philadelphia region. - See Link
  • State Level
    • ​DCED Covid-19 Working Capital Access Program - See Link
  • Federal Level
    • SBA (US Small Business Administration) 
      • EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) Program - See Link
      • EIDL Daily Webinar Training - Free training. Ends on 4/3/20. See Details
      • Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources - See link

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BUSINESS SUPPORT

  • City of Philadelphia
    • COVID-19 Impact Survey - We are asking the business community to please fill out this brief survey, which will help inform us of your most pressing needs. The survey is in the following languages:
    • Extension of Property & Business Tax Deadlines - See Link
    • 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
  • PIDC Webinar: PIDC and industry experts discussed the COVID-19 impacts on businesses and how businesses can best respond in this rapidly changing crisis. Topics covered: technology, managing reduced revenue, PIDC & City of Philadelphia Relief Package, HR issues, disinfecting the workplace, and business insurance.
  • From Our Partners
    • Free Webinars - Visit our Event page to see various free workshops from our partners about COVID-19. See Link
    • Clarifi - Has financial counselors to help manage and strategize you through this health and economic crisis. 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

EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT

  • Essential Business Hires in Philadelphia Area - 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-19 - Download PDF

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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

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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 agnecy of the United Nations responseible for international public health. Visit Website

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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.

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