Updated: April 9, 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.
In addition, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM. The initial order was set to expire on April 30.
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:
Philadelphia hotels have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend operations, including*:
- Alexander Inn
- Bellevue Hotel
- Chestnut Hill Hotel
- Club Quarters
- Cornwell Inn
- Dwight D.
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Philadelphia Center City
- Fitler Club
- Hilton Garden Inn Center City
- Holiday Inn Express Midtown
- Inn at the Union League
- Kimpton Hotel Monaco
- Le Meridien Philadelphia
- Loews Hotel Philadelphia
- Lokal Fishtown
- Lokal Old City
- Morris House Hotel
- Penn’s View Hotel
- Pod Philly
- Racquet Club of Philadelphia
- Rittenhouse 1715
- Rittenhouse Hotel
- Rodeway Inn
- Sofitel Philadelphia
- Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
- Study University City
- The Logan
- Westin Philadelphia
These hotels still have staff available to discuss future business; please reach out to your main contact as your normally would.
*As reported, subject to change.
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.