Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated: April 1, 2020

PHLCVB Official Update on COVID-19

On March 22, 2020, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney issued a “Stay at Home Order” which takes effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. This new order outlines additional restrictions within the city of Philadelphia that requires all non-essential businesses to close and all those who are able to work from home and slow the spread of COVID-19. This order will remain in effect until further notice.

A complete list of ‘essential businesses’ was previously outlined by the Governor of Pennsylvania through a declaration he ordered on March 19, 2020.

As hotels are considered essential businesses, they will remain open for lodging only. Grocery stores will remain open and restaurants may offer service through delivery, pre-ordering online or via phone. Walk-in ordering, dine-in service and mobile food vendors (such as food trucks) are strictly prohibited.

Additionally, gatherings of any size, except those related to the operations of essential businesses or those within a household or living unit, are now prohibited until further notice in Philadelphia.

Like all Philadelphians, we regret the disruption this virus has brought to our city, state and country. We will follow the guidance of the officials and are prepared to communicate transparently as these rapidly evolving circumstances unfold.

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:

Philadelphia Hotel Update:

Currently 17 Philadelphia hotels have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend operations, including:

  1. Bellevue Hotel
  2. Chestnut Hill Hotel
  3. Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
  4. Hilton Garden Inn Center City
  5. Holiday Inn Express Midtown
  6. Kimpton Hotel Monaco
  7. Loews Hotel Philadelphia
  8. Morris House Hotel
  9. Penn’s View Hotel
  10. Rittenhouse Hotel
  11. Sofitel
  12. Sonesta
  13. Study University City
  14. The Logan
  15. Valley Forge Casino
  16. Warwick
  17. Westin Philadelphia

These hotels still have staff available to discuss future business; please reach out to your main contact as your normally would.


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.



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