Helpful Links (Educational purpose only)
What Type of Mask Should You Get to Protect Against COVID-19? (N95? P100? Respirator?)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People™
Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.
Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.
Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
Stay home when you are sick
Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
Limit movement in the community
Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.
Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).
Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community.
Consider 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food and other essentials. Know how to get food delivered if possible.
Establish ways to communicate with others (e.g., family, friends, co-workers).
Establish plans to telework, what to do about childcare needs, how to adapt to cancellation of events.
Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.
The unfolding response to the coronavirus outbreak is presenting major challenges to our community, and to our city as a whole. This is an unprecedented situation, and developments are happening quickly.
For the latest updates from the Health Department, and to learn how to protect yourself and others, please visit phila.gov/covid-19.
Additionally, we want to provide you with the most up-to-date information that we have regarding City services and useful resources for food, transportation, housing support, and more. For that reason, we are sharing this Google doc, which we will update on an ongoing basis. We hope you view this document as a supplement to information coming from the Mayor’s Office, for additional support during this critical time.
Please share this information with your community. If you have the ability to print information and share it with your neighbors – especially older adults, and folks who may not have or use computers – it would be a great help.
There are difficult times ahead, but our community is strong. Please be kind to each other and stay safe.
Councilmember Jamie R. Gauthier, 3rd District