IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Fill in the survey so that you can be informed about the city relief package for the Philadelphia business community. This is under development by the Philadelphia Department of Commerce. According to the information we've received the city is working on a comprehensive support strategy to assist business owners as they manage the Covid 19 virus and its impact on all of us.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update for the Philadelphia Business Community
The City of Philadelphia acknowledges the deep concerns surrounding COVID-19 and how it could affect your organization’s operations. We share your concerns and recognize the gravity of the situation and how it is affecting businesses of all sizes across the country. The City of Philadelphia continues to focus on the health and safety of the public as we also seek to limit the economic impact of the spread of coronavirus in Philadelphia.
Please know that the Philadelphia Department of Commerce and PIDC are working on a COVID-19 business relief package, and we will share details in the near future. We are asking the business community to please fill out this brief survey, which will help inform us of your most pressing needs.
This is an unprecedented challenge for businesses—large and small—around the country. The situation remains extremely fluid, so please know that we’re doing everything in our power to assist the public in navigating through this difficult period.
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 www.phila.gov/COVID-19. 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.
Finally, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay Updated on COVID-19 in Philadelphia
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Text the keyword COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive info and updates through ReadyPhiladelphia, the city's mass communication system.
For all information, go to www.phila.gov/covid-19.
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).
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