How to best protect yourself

Unity=protecting each other. Click Here to watch this informative video to understand why wearing a mask protects you and your co-workers. Start at minute 1:50.

COVID + at work?

Do you believe you or a co-worker may have contracted COVID-19 at work?  Contact the City of Philadelphia COVID Response area immediately: 215-685-5488.  Reporting keeps your co-workers safe!

For Assistance


BenePhilly offers FREE one-on-one enrollment support to help Philadelphia residents apply for over 20 public benefits. Call #1-800-236-2194 or Click Here.

Pennsylvania Health Access Network

Call #877-570-3642 or Click Here


Click Here to go to the County Boards of Social Services website, where you can get contact info based on your NJ County. Podcast: “The Working Class and the Upper Class During the Shutdown”

Check out this interview Unite Here Philly Local 274 member Marvin Spratley (interview starts at 22:30 minutes in):

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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The City of Philadelphia announced its COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program aims to help people who have lost income because of COVID-19 pay their rent. Please note that funding is limited. Not everyone who applies can be served.

The City will begin accepting applications for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10 a.m. The deadline to apply is Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Applications are available through Residents without internet access or a smart phone can get program and application information by calling 3-1-1.

To be eligible, renters must:

  • Rent an apartment or house in Philadelphia
  • Have a valid and current written lease signed by landlord
  • Have lost income because of COVID-19
  • Meet income guidelines

Renters do not have to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to be eligible.

Renters are NOT eligible if they live in public housing or receive other government rental assistance (Section 8/Housing Choice Vouchers, etc.)