Penn Public Health has been at the forefront of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts locally, nationally, and globally. This page highlights accurate, up-to-date resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

For insights in the media from Center for Public Health Initiative Fellows, please see our Media Coverage. For COVID-19 updates from the University of Pennsylvania, click here.

Resources: Local, State, & Federal

City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Department of Public Health: This page features COVID-19 updates, information, and guidance for the city of Philadelphia. Residents, business owners, event producers, and healthcare providers can use it to stay up to date on the evolving public health situation. The website features information on where to find free, nutritious food, especially for students while schools are closed, and how to apply for a COVID-19 small business loan

To receive city-wide COVID-19 text alerts to your cell phone, text COVIDPHL to 888-777.

State of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Health: This page features updated COVID-19 case counts in Pennsylvania, Stay At Home guidance, information of symptoms and testing, and fact sheets.

The PA Department of Health also released a Pennsylvania COVID-19 guide for residents to learn about statewide efforts to contain the spread of the disease, what Stay at Home Orders mean, guidance for businesses, unemployment help and more.


The Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Schools of Public Health

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy COVID-19 resource center is tracking and analyzing the rapidly evolving pandemic and provides a deep well of information for public health experts, business preparedness leaders, government officials, and the public.Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health features a range of insights from public health experts, including daily situation reports and their Public Health On Call podcast. Johns Hopkins has also published a map tracking the spread of COVID-19 globally.


The Master of Public Health program has integrated COVID-19 material into syllabi.

  • Creation of policy recommendations for central isolation and contact tracing.
  • Development of guidance for universities regarding closures.
  • Discussion with WHO front line staff in Geneva.
  • Instruction regarding the history and scope of emergency declarations, risk communication, reopening of ACA insurance exchanges, use of novel laboratory tests, and cost-sharing for testing/treatment.