We remind our neighbors that all our in-person events are canceled or postponed through the month of April. There is a citywide and statewide stay at home order until further notice.

Below is an updated list of helpful resources and things to know during this time.

You are also welcome to reach out to us at contact@passyunk.org with questions and we will do our best to direct you to city offices. Stay safe and stay connected even while we’re all at a distance!


From the City

From the Commonwealth

Other City Departments and City-wide Agencies

Staying Safe


Guidance from the CDC

Guidance from the State

Guidance from the City

City of Philadelphia Coronavirus helpline  1-800-722-7112

Need help coping? The Commonwealth has a toll-free support line: 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600 or Text PA to 741-741



Grocery stores continue to be open for essential visits. Please remember to leave morning hours for seniors and others who might be particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. Neighbors might also consider the wide variety of grocery delivery services.

Local Grocery Delivery and Contactless Pickup options:

Local Restaurants and Shops offering contactless pick-up and delivery

Additional options for contactless supplies and food support


Relief Funds

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Suggestions for helping neighbors who may not be internet savvy: 

  • Comcast Internet Essentials – New customers will receive two free months of Internet service if they apply by April 30, 2020. 
  • Share a guest wi-fi password
  • Assist with Facetime or zoom to see relatives/friends
  • Assist with telemedicine visits  

Support for Healthcare Workers

Support for Families, Schools and Teachers

Support for Local Businesses and Their Staff

City and Non-Profit organized Direct Action and Volunteering



While you’re home, it’s a great time to:

Additional Resources and Inspiration

UPDATE: See updated resource list here: http://www.passyunksquare.org/2020/03/26/covid-19-resources/

For updates from the City:

  • Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.
  • Coronavirus helpline  1-800-722-7112

For updates from the Commonwealth:

Thank you for staying home as much as possible!


Given the effort to contain COVID-19 and recommendations yesterday from the city, PSCA is postponing our upcoming Art Auction scheduled for March 28th and our Planning Meeting scheduled for March 16th. We are working to determine the best way to proceed with the business of our regular Zoning and General meetings and will provide updates later this month (please note that ZBA is suspending cases for 2 weeks – more info here.)

For the Art Auction, we will certainly honor tickets purchased, provide refunds to anyone who seeks it, and honor transferred tickets. We hope our artists and institutions/organizations will remain with us as we identify a new date.   

The Philly Clean-Up on April 4th and tree planting on April 25th have also been postponed. Tree in the Spring planted will be planted in the fall instead. We will continue to monitor recommendations on public gatherings and respond accordingly. Please check our website and social media channels for additional updates and changes. (paragraph updated 3/26/2020)

As we learn of any additional information or opportunities to be of service to our community members and local businesses, we will pass them on. For now, we encourage neighbors to refresh their commitment to good public health practice given the spread of the coronavirus and to take this very seriously, including new restrictions and recommendations for group gatherings

If you are sure you are healthy, you might also consider calling elderly or otherwise vulnerable neighbors to offer to assist with grocery shopping or errands.

Neighbors can read the full city updates here and commonwealth updates here and/or sign up for city updates by texting COVIDPHL to 888-777. 

Philadelphia public schools are closing for two weeks and permits at for department programs and Parks and Rec are suspended. After school programs, rec centers and senior centers are still open as of this posting, but check with the School District and Parks and Recreation for updates. Note that free meals will still be available to students in need check the School District website or with your school for more details.

Updates from Septa are available here

Visit the City’s Department of Public Health website, the World Health Organization and the CDC for updated recommendations and information about coronavirus and the best things you can do to help protect your community


UPDATE: See updated resource list here: http://www.passyunksquare.org/2020/03/26/covid-19-resources/



If you have symptoms, call your doctor, stay home and see:

Parks, Schools, Library closures and where to get free meals for kids:

Special Assistance and support:

Specific city and citywide Agencies:

Other Updates:

The election for the Passyunk Square Board of Directors will be held at the Passyunk Square Civic Association General Membership meeting on May 5, 2020 from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. At the April 7, 2020 General Membership Meeting, the Election Committee will present a slate of nominees who will be on the ballot for the May election. YOU can be on that ballot.

Click on this link for more details and for the online candidate information form that must be submitted by 11:59 pm on April 3rd. Questions? Nominating Committee Member Pam Zenzola will be at our March General Meeting. Or email us at nominating@passyunk.org

Suggest a Nominee for the Board! Do you know someone who would be a great fit for the Passyunk Square Civic Association Board of Directors? Nominate this neighborhood hero using the form at this link! Submissions are due by 11:59 pm on March 27, 2020.

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